The most common question we get in the spice shop is “what’s good on chicken” and this go-to Lemon Chicken with Herbes de Provence as always high on the list. Classic but never boring, the lemon-chicken combination is a perfect fit, and this dish is a one pan crowd pleaser. We opted for bone in skin on chicken breast for optimum juiciness and Herbes de Provence for a classic French application. We added lavender for a touch of woodsy flowers that bring out the sweetness in the lemon and a buttery chardonnay to give the broth body. Pull out this recipe for any quick weeknight supper, everyone loves it!
Herbes de Provence Lemon Chicken
- 3 bone-in chicken breasts, skin-on, about 1 lb each
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Tellicherry black pepper, ground
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 cup shallots, julienned
- 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon Herbes de Provence
- 1/2 teaspoon Lavender, ground
- 1 lemon, cut into 6 wedges
- sel de mer, for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Pat the chicken breasts dry and liberally season with salt and pepper.
- Warm the butter in a small dutch oven over medium-low heat, and add the chicken skin side down, browning for about 5-8 minutes on medium. Turn the chicken when the skin is golden and flip on the other side, cooking for about 6 minutes. Add the shallots and garlic, and cook for just 1 minute, making sure that the garlic does not brown. Add the white wine, chicken stock, lemon juice, Herbes de Provence and lavender. Netsle the lemon wedges around the chicken.
- Bake for about 25 minutes, until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees and the skin is golden brown. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes. Serve hot with the pan juices and garnish with sel de mer, if desired.
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