Wednesday, August 12, 2015

{Pinned there, Done That}

I came across this Lemon Chicken Thighs with Asparagus and red potatoes from the other day and had to give it a shot. I mean why not? Thighs are relatively cheap and the family LOVES potatoes... AND it's a one pan meal (except of course in my case where I actually don't have a stove to oven pan... grr. I'll work on that).

This is a definite keeper; the chicken was flavorful and tender and cooked perfectly!

Here is the recipe in case it gets lost:

Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
Crisp-tender chicken baked to absolute perfection. It's truly an entire meal in a single skillet!
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cups baby red potatoes, halved
1 pound asparagus, trimmed

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a small bowl, combine olive oil, Dijon, lemon juice, lemon zest and thyme; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Using your fingers or a brush, work the mixture onto both sides of the chicken.
Melt butter in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken, skin-side down, and sear both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side; set aside.
Add potatoes to the skillet; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Place into oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are easily pieced with a fork.* Add asparagus and chicken to the skillet.
Place into oven and roast until the chicken is completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 175 degrees F, about 25-30 minutes.
Serve immediately.


Sunday, August 9, 2015

Weekly Meal Plan

Less than 3 weeks until baby is due!!

Steak Quesadillas

Salmon (sale) with champagne sauce and green beans

Crockpot Cheddar Beer chicken tacos 

Shrimp (freezer) tomato and spinach in a garlic butter sauce

White Bean Chicken Chili (double ingredients to stock freezer meal)

Homemade pizza night

Spaghetti with homemade sauce and grilled italian sausage

Caprese Chicken with asparagus

Tuscan Sausage Soup 

Lemon Chicken 

Taco Night

Sirloin Tip Roast


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