Chicken with Lemon and Herbs

This is a lovely, light summer dish, inspired by a Jamie Oliver recipe. The big difference is that Jamie puts it in the oven, and uses rabbit. Now I like to cook on my hob, and have a bit of a moral issue about eating old friends. He’s also more pernickety about rolling the meat in the herbs and lemon first, while I just shove ‘em all into the pot. The results are still great: a delicious, light, lemony, herby summer supper, worthy of a guest or two.  And did I mention it's incredibly easy?!

The humble sage, goes well with chicken, lemon and wine.
The humble sage, goes well with chicken, lemon and wine.

To serve two, you will need:

Two chicken legs (I divide the thighs and drumsticks)

Some olive oil

One lemon

Salt and freshly-ground black pepper

1 heaped tablespoon chopped rosemary

1 heaped tablespoon chopped thyme

8 sage leaves

1 clove garlic, thinly sliced

1 large glass of white wine

Quite delicious, or as Jamie might put it, lovely-jubbly.
Quite delicious, or as Jamie might put it, lovely-jubbly.

Brown your chicken pieces in the olive oil. Peel and juice your lemon. Once the chicken pieces are brown all over, add the lemon zest and juice, herbs, garlic and seasoning, and stir. Then pour in your white wine, and as it sizzles, just give it all a good stir. Then turn the heat to low, cover your pan and leave for half an hour or so. I serve it with a yummy bulgur wheat and grilled vegetable mix – another Jamie Oliver recipe – which I’ll have to post here another time.


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E M Smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

Sounds nice and simple. I do not usually like chicken and lemon together but this sounds tasty

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puter_dr 6 years ago from Midwest USA

Nice, I will have to give it a try. I make something similar with bowtie pasta or rice. I will have to try bulgar sometime

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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

Sounds great and we have sage growing which actually needs to be trimmed. Good excuse to give this recipe a try!

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Corin 6 years ago

It looks tasty and easy to prepare. I'll definitely give it a try...

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Riviera Rose 6 years ago from South of France Author

Thanks for all your comments - it really is a lovely, simple recipe and perfect for the summer. And it's a great way of using up sage, which grows like mad - and I really don't know many recipes that do use it. Hope you all enjoy it!

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SpiritualReach247 5 years ago from Part of the UNITY in us all, a small part in a BIG WORLD.

I Love to cook and I have tried a recipe similar to this for Chicken, using white wine and rosemary but, with SAGE "NOT" and "NOW" I will. I usually keep my Sage for my Stuffing s, that must change! Thank YOU Riviera R for sharing it! ?

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Riviera Rose 5 years ago from South of France Author

Hi Spiritual Reach,

I have a big sage plant in my garden and can rarely find anything to do with it, which is one of the reasons I leapt at this recipe. The flavours really work well together - do give it a try!

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