CAST IRON LEMON CHICKEN
If you're a LEMON LOVER like me, than this dish is for you. Even if your not, you must give this easy one pot meal a try this summer. Most of my recipes are off the cuff. Often times when I have too much of one item. And on this particular day it was lemons. Lot's of lemons, and I happened to be drinking wine too. So here it is and it was DELICIOUS. My daughter licked her bowl clean and my son asked to have it again, and he's a picky eater. So when Luke says it's good....it's DAMN GOOD!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
2 packs chicken thighs, skin on + bone in
juice of 5 lemons
3/4 cup white wine
pinch of fresh parsley or dehydrated
garlic paste, in the squeeze tube or 4-6 cloves of garlic, minced
salt + pepper to taste
WHAT TO DO
Rinse and pat dry chicken thighs. Leave skin on.
Sprinkle with salt + pepper.
Heat your cast iron skillet to med/ high heat.
Add 2 tablespoons of oil of your choice.
Once oil is hot, place chicken thighs, skin side down and brown for 2-3 mins.
Turn off the heat.
Remove chicken from cast iron pan and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, squeeze the juice of 5 lemons. Add wine, garlic and parsley. Whisk together.
Place chicken back in cast iron, pour lemon + wine mixture all over the top. Nestle already squeezed lemon halves in between chicken for color and flavor.
Put cast iron skillet into a 375 degree oven and cook uncovered for 25 minutes or until internal temp reaches 165 degrees.