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Mediterranean Lemon Chicken

Mediterranean Lemon Chicken created by East Wind Goddess

A quick and easy saute with the flavors of the Mediterranean in a light sauce. I like this served over basmati rice: the fragrant rice compliments the lemon and oregano and makes a nice meal. And the rice cooks in the time it takes to make this entree, so everything is ready at the same time. A note on the use of arrowroot instead of cornstarch: Arrowroot is a good thickener for an acidic liquid (Cornstarch loses potency in acids.) It is also a good choice if your sauce is mildly flavored. When you're looking for a high-gloss finish, use arrowroot.

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directions

  • Saute the chicken pieces in the butter and olive oil until golden.
  • Add minced garlic and shallots.
  • Add 1 cup chicken broth, oregano, lemon juice, lemon zest and garlic pepper.
  • Stir, and as liquid is reduced, ballast with additional broth to prevent drying out. You may use the whole can--you should keep a good balance of liquid to the chicken pieces to form a sauce.
  • Add arrowroot to a bit (about one tablespoon) of the broth, mix until dissolved and stir into the saute.
  • Continue stirring until the sauce thickens and a glaze is formed.
  • Remove from the stove and serve over basmati rice.
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"A quick and easy saute with the flavors of the Mediterranean in a light sauce. I like this served over basmati rice: the fragrant rice compliments the lemon and oregano and makes a nice meal. And the rice cooks in the time it takes to make this entree, so everything is ready at the same time. A note on the use of arrowroot instead of cornstarch: Arrowroot is a good thickener for an acidic liquid (Cornstarch loses potency in acids.) It is also a good choice if your sauce is mildly flavored. When you're looking for a high-gloss finish, use arrowroot."
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  1. East Wind Goddess
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  3. Crazy4Curry
    I made this dish last night and it was wonderful. I tweaked a few things. For starters I couldn't find greek oregano or arrowroot so I subsituted regular oregano and used a couple pinches of flour to thicken the sauce. I also deglazed the pan with some white wine when I added the chicken broth. I will definitely make this again! Also, great tip about serving over rice.
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  4. katew
    This was an easy to do mid week meal. I used mixed herbs fresh from the garden and doubled the amount called for. I also used cornflour as I had no arrowroot and the result was good although I was very interested in the info given re using cornflour and acid based sauces.I served this with noodles. Made for PAC 09.
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  5. East Wind Goddess
    A quick and easy saute with the flavors of the Mediterranean in a light sauce. I like this served over basmati rice: the fragrant rice compliments the lemon and oregano and makes a nice meal. And the rice cooks in the time it takes to make this entree, so everything is ready at the same time. A note on the use of arrowroot instead of cornstarch: Arrowroot is a good thickener for an acidic liquid (Cornstarch loses potency in acids.) It is also a good choice if your sauce is mildly flavored. When you're looking for a high-gloss finish, use arrowroot.
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