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Lemon Zest, Rosemary and Lavender Chicken Breasts

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Serve this simple chicken breast recipe to someone special. Although the recipe couldn't be easier, the complex flavors of herbs and citrusy spark of lemon zest will make it taste like you slaved all day.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Diet and Health gluten-free, low carb, low fat
Ingredient chicken
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 24 mins
Total Time 29 mins
Servings 4 servings
Author Diane Brown

Ingredients

  • 2 10- oz bone-in skin on, chicken breast halves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh lavender
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Combine rosemary, lavender, garlic, and lemon zest in a small bowl.
  • Combine lemon juice and olive oil in a second small bowl.
  • Spread a portion of the dry rub under the loosened skin of the chicken breast, and make three slashes in the skin. Brush skin with lemon juice and olive oil mixture.
  • Heat broiler and adjust oven rack to lowest position under broiler flame.
  • Place chicken breasts skin side down on the broiler rack.
  • Broil chicken on bottom rack until just beginning to brown, about 12 minutes.
  • Using tongs, turn chicken skin side up and continue to broil for 10 more minutes.
  • Place broiler pan on highest rack setting until skin begins to brown and crisp, about one minute. Serve.