Easy Lemon Chicken - Ina Garten

Top Tip!
If you want to serve just 2 people make the same amount of sauce - I did and found it just right.

To Serve 4 you will need:


    1/4 cup good olive oil
    3 tablespoons minced garlic (9 cloves)
    1/3 cup dry white wine
    1 tablespoon grated lemon zest (2 lemons)
    2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
    1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
    1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
    sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    4 boneless chicken breasts, skin on
    1 lemon

How to do it:
Preheat the oven to 200C/400F or Gas 6

Warm the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add the garlic, and cook for just 1 minute but don't allow the garlic to turn brown.
Off the heat, add the white wine, lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, thyme, and 1 teaspoon salt and pour into a 9 by 12-inch baking dish.

Pat the chicken breasts dry and place them skin side up over the sauce. Brush the chicken breasts with olive oil and sprinkle them liberally with salt and pepper.
Cut the lemon in 8 wedges and tuck it among the pieces of chicken.

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken breasts, until the chicken is done and the skin is lightly browned. If the chicken isn't browned enough, put it under the grill for 2 minutes.  Cover the pan tightly with kitchen foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and serve hot with the pan juices.
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