FROM THE KITCHEN: Greek Lemon Chicken and Rice

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Greek Lemon Chicken and Rice

Ingredients

  • 4-6 Chicken Breasts
  • 2 Cups of White Rice
  • 4 Sprigs of Oregano
  • 5 Sprigs of Parsley
  • 4 Sprigs of Thyme
  • ½ Red Onion (diced)
  • 1 Carrot (diced)
  • 7 Lemons
  • ½ Cup of Honey
  • 3 Tablespoons of Garlic Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons of Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons of Black Pepper
  • 2 Cups of Water
  • 2½ Cups of Vegetable or Chicken Stock
  • 3 Tablespoons of Corn Starch

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Add 2 cups of white rice to the bottom of a baking pan.
3. Lay the sprigs of of oregano, parsley, thyme and diced onion and carrot on top. Zest 1 lemon over this.
4. Add some salt and pepper to season the rice and aromatics.
5. Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Sear them in a hot sauce pan and place on top of the rice.
6. Add 2½ cups of stock. Cover and put inside the oven for 45 minutes.
7. In a separate pan juice and zest the remaining 6 lemons. Add 1 cup of water and ½ a cup of honey.
8. Set to boil and add 1 tablespoon of salt to season. Thicken with a corn starch slurry to get desired sauce consistency.

Serves 4 – 6