Saturday, March 9, 2013

Four Step Lemon Onion Chicken

Once again I found a winning recipe in my Food Network magazine, this is definitely one that you can whip up on any weekday. I made this full recipe because I can always find uses for leftover chicken breasts.

recipe Four Step Lemon Onion Chicken

ingredients minus stock
All you need for this is some flour, thyme, lemon, onion, butter, wine, chicken stock (late to the photo shoot) and some spinach. I chopped my onions the night before so I could just start cooking.

I put my spinach in my steamer and set it aside.

I seasoned my chicken on a cute Corelle plate.

Getting everything measured out before you start cooking can seriously save you from kitchen disasters. Get your flour down on a plate so you have that ready as well.

Combine the wine, chicken broth (ok mine was veggie but it was what I had on hand) and the lemon juice and you are ready to cook!

Heat some oil in a pan. I recently retired my non-stick All Clad pan after 10 years of using it at least three times a week. Luckily I had another as back up in the garage. There are perks to having a Mother in Law that works at Dillards.

ready to cook
I have everything ready including the foil to cover my chicken. I hate being hurried in the kitchen and I usually have two dogs at my feet so it is dangerous to be running around.

Dredge your chicken in the flour.

chicken in
Get it in the pan and cook for 3 minutes per side.

chicken flip
Looking yummy!

chicken out
Get it out of the pan on to another cute Corelle plate and cover with foil. Ok, the Corelle plate is not required but it makes me happy.

Do you think we love our dogs in this house or what?

Onions in! If you were using fresh Thyme that would go in now too. Let this cook for about 5 minutes.

drowning onions
Pour in the liquid and crank up the heat, scrape any tasty chicken bits off the bottom of the pan. Let that cook for about 10 minutes.

While that is cooking steam your spinach for about 3-5 minutes depending on how much you are making.

add in the butter
Once the liquid reduced, remove it from the heat and stir in the butter. Everything is better with butter!

Four Step Lemon Onion Chicken
Plate the spinach and then put the chicken and onion sauce on the top. This is simple, tasty and another winner from Food Network Magazine.

What is your favorite cooking magazine?


  1. Great simple recipe! Love your correle plates, and Bon Appetit is my favorite!

  2. I bet this was delicious!!
    Thank you for your visits and your birthday wishes.
    I am not back to normal yet, still getting the house together. I do not have my kitchen yet and am so looking forward to cooking a nice meal. Blessings and xo, Catherine

  3. I have actually never read a cooking magazine (I know.. What's wrong with me??) but I think I should pick one up next time I'm at the grocery store.
    This looks fantastic, I am always on the lookout for more chicken recipes :)

  4. This recipe sounds like a winner to me too. I love the chicken with the onions.

  5. I wish I could say I read cooking magazines but really, I'm just kind of hopeless with recipes. This one looks delicious! I love that it uses so few pots/pans. That's kind of my only criteria. :)

  6. I love all the flavors in this yummy dish, Rhonda. The chicken looks so nice and moist.

  7. What a healthy and delicious meal. I love red onions and spinach.

  8. I love Cooking Light, Savuer, Bon Appetite and Food and Wine. Oh, and Food Network. I always ask for magazine subscriptions for my birthday so it feeds my guilty pleasure!

    And yes, I am looking away from the worst onion of all - the purple onion!

  9. That looks really good. I still have two issues to go through! I would say F.N. magazine is my favorite. I get Taste of Home too but, will be done when it runs out. Too boring and seems like a lot of the same stuff! I've missed you and your posts!! xoxo

  10. What a wonderful meal my friend, delicious ingredients :D

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  11. Those lemony onions are making me drool! What a great dish!

  12. Sounds wonderful and I love that it's so simple!

  13. Simple recipes like this are the best! My favorite cooking/food magazine is Saveur.

  14. I love the quick and simple recipe that tastes delicious like this! Thanks for sharing! :)

  15. Wow, that does sound good. I love the Corelle plates too!