Come along with me as I journal about my latest cooking and gardening adventures. Discover what grows in my zone five garden, and see what new recipes I try from my cookbook collection each week.

As I share recipes and information from my kitchen, I invite readers to comment and share ideas along with me in this blog. I am looking to increase followers to my blog, so that I may learn more about cooking and gardening.

Since moving to Midland, Michigan, I have been reading and researching many cooking journals, cookbooks and collected recipes from the past thirty years. Organizing pictures of gardens I enjoy has also been a joy for me, as I continue to learn about garden design and horticulture.

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Lemon Basil chicken

in an effort to use some more Meyer lemons this week, i decided to try a lemon and basil chicken recipe. Meyer lemons are a cross between a lemon and an orange.  so the flavor is not as sour as lemons would be in this dish.

i simply used two chicken breasts in a ceramic baking dish.  i heated about 1/4 cup of olive oil with some minced garlic.  since i am not a big fan of a lot of garlic, i reduced the amount to taste.  once the garlic and oil were infused and warm, i removed the small pan from the stove top and added freshly squeezed lemon juice from three small Meyer lemons and some dried basil.  also, i added the zest from the lemons.

next, pour the mixture over the whole chicken breasts.  i placed the lemons in the dish for extra flavor while baking.  baked at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, and then slice to serve with rice or pasta.

this recipe could be adjusted for more servings, and could include more garlic and lemon to taste.

this dish was tasty and provided some nice leftovers for the next day.

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