Fragrant herbs, wet soil, and buzzing bees: these are the source of this meal’s taste bud sensations.
Our garden plants are starting to fill out, and we might even have some veggies and herbs ready for picking. Fresh produce and herbs have arrived at our local stores and markets, and this time of year is certainly inspiring to eat healthier. But we also want eating healthy to be quick and easy, not slaving away in the kitchen when we could be outside in this weather!
We’ve got a quick chicken recipe (prep time? 10 minutes!!) here for you, using some tasty herbs for a savory finish.
Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken
- 12 chicken drumsticks or thighs
- 1 bunch chives
- 1 bunch curly leaf parsley
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 3 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tsps honey
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tsp salt
- 6-8 large basil leaves
Add the top of the parsley (not the stem) and the chives to your food processor. Add in the olive oil, lemon juice, and honey, blending everything together until you have a paste. Now, add in the garlic and a little bit of salt, then blend again. Add the basil, then blend a third time. Rub the herb marinade evenly over the chicken, placing in an oven-proof pan.Cover with plastic wrap to marinate in the fridge for about 90 minutes, or overnight. When you’re ready, bake uncovered for 25 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, until the skin browns. Cover the chicken with foil and place back in the oven for another 30 minutes to cook through.
You can add in some easy sides (minute rice, anyone?), and you’ll be ready to go! The chicken is healthy, with lots of lean protein, and the flavoring makes it even better. Grab some iced tea or some wine, and eat a dinner you know is good for you and hardly took any time to make!
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Dr. Julie Drolet
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