A tangy lemon chicken recipe that pairs nicely with rice

Published Sep 13, 2020 01:00 p.m. ET
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We all have a handful of staple chicken recipes that we use in the kitchen, but it doesn't take long to get bored of the same old combinations. If you’re looking for a way to enjoy a hunk of cannabis-infused meat, and you’re craving something that’s just a bit more flavorful than your regular baked chicken, then this lemon chicken recipe might be right up your alley.

Why chose lemon chicken?

Lemons are one of those weird fruits that we rarely see or eat unless they’re placed on the side of a glass of water or incorporated into a fancy dessert. They are really sour and tangy, and far too strong for the average person to enjoy as is, but if you add them to chicken, the flavor explosion result is nothing short of spectacular. The subtle lemon taste leeches into the meat as it bakes, and once it’s done, each bite will leave your taste buds dancing with excitement.

The lemon chicken recipe that includes cannabis

This lemon chicken might sound fancy but it’s actually a really easy beginner recipe that requires little to no skills to perfect, so you don’t have to dive into the edibles game without confidence. It’s fast, simple, low in calories, and perfect to be used as a main course or to be broken down into other bird-related dishes like chicken fried rice for flair. This particular lemon chicken recipe calls for breasts, and though you can use other cuts, it is important to note that they may take longer to cook properly.

Preparation time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Calories: 225

Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 thinly sliced lemon
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons thyme
  • 2 tablespoons melted cannabutter
  • 4 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper

Tools

  • Large marinating bowl
  • Whisk
  • Sharp knife
  • Tongs
  • Deep baking dish
  • Pastry brush
  • Turkey baster

Instructions

  1. Add the lemon zest and lemon juice, along with the garlic, thyme, salt, pepper, and rosemary to a large bowl and whisk the ingredient together.

  2. Use a sharp knife to create a half-inch deep slice into the bottom of the chicken breasts and then use tongs to thoroughly coat the breasts in the marinade before placing the bowl in the fridge to marinate for 2 hours.

  3. Once the chicken is ready to cook, preheat the oven to 425°F.

  4. Use the tongs to retrieve the chicken breasts from the bowl and then neatly place them into a deep baking dish topped with the fresh lemon slices.

  5. Put the marinade aside for now and bake the chicken in the oven for 20 minutes.

  6. After the 20 minutes is up, it’s time to generously baste the chicken breasts in the reserved marinade and then flip them before returning them to the oven to bake for another 25 minutes or until the juices run clear.

  7. Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes prior to serving and save the juices to use as either a dip for the chicken or for flavoring your chosen side dish, like potatoes or rice.

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