In case the wedding caterer gets in a mountain bike accident, this recipe for two chicken breasts sautéed in a skillet and finished off in the oven is more than good enough in a pinch. It’s perfect on the menu for one New York City lesbian couple’s wedding.
- Yield: 2 Servings
- Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
- Cooking Time: 25 Minutes
- 2 large skinless chicken breasts
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 small lemon juice and zest
- ½ teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Place the chicken breasts on a dinner plate or a plastic cutting board, and season with the salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Line a small baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- In a large skillet set over medium heat, drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add both chicken breasts and cook on one side for 5 minutes. Add the lemon zest and lemon juice to both chicken breasts. Resist moving or turning the chicken for the first 5 minutes. Turn the chicken breasts and cook on the other side for an additional 5 minutes. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle the thyme on top of each chicken breast.
- Bake the chicken breasts for 15 minutes. Serve hot.