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OMG!!! This was the most moist chicken breast meat I have ever eaten. Not only was it moist, it was so tasty with the garlic, lemon and thyme. Then the onions, carrot and bay leaves really flavored the juices for a great gravy. I had problems getting the lemon juice to mix in with the butter mixture, so I put the mixture under the skin and with what was left, I microwaved it to melt the butter and juice together and then used it to baste the chicken. This will definitely be a repeat at this house. Made for ZWT8.
Yum! I love lemon with my chicken. I had pretty big lemons so I think I used more than I needed to. I had to use rubbed thyme because I don't have access to fresh right now. Would like to try it again with fresh thyme and use less lemon. I also need to lower my temperature, seems my oven may run hot. Made for Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #76!
Very moist and flavorful. I also added about 4 fresh sage leaves, minced, to the butter-herb mixture. I had trouble getting the lemon juice incorporated too, so I mixed as well as I could and poured the remainder of the juice over the top of the chicken. Next time I will zest one of the lemons and mix that in with the butter. Cooking time was perfect. Made for Best of 2012 game.