a recipe from

The Gilmore House Inn

Westport, Ontario, Canada.

Roasted Lemon-Thyme Chicken                

Ingredients:                                                                                           serves 4

4 chicken breasts     bone in     skin on

2 lemons

4 tbsp   olive oil

2 tbsp   thyme leaves     fresh     ( or 1 scant tbsp dried )

Salt and pepper to taste

preheat the oven to 350º F     rack in centre position     spray a baking sheet and rack

zest both lemons     cut one in half for squeezing ( save the other half for another time )

heat the oil in a fry pan     medium heat     salt and pepper the chicken – both sides

lightly brown both sides of the chicken breasts     2-3 min each side

place the chicken on the sprayed pan with the rack       skin side up

evenly distribute the thyme leaves and the lemon zest over the four breasts

give each a light squeeze of lemon juice   don’t wash off the thyme and lemon zest

roast at 350º F for 40-45 min ( depending on size )     uncovered

let stand, tented with foil, 3-4 min to rest before serving

we serve this with mini roast potatoes and fresh green beans

( Note: As I write this recipe it seems appropriate to mention the spray. Various commercial, non-stick sprays are available but for home use I have a pump-spray bottle which I fill with light olive oil. It works fine.)

Enjoy                                                                                                                        RJH