Comfort Food: You Need to try this Lemon Chicken Recipe (Skillet-Roasted)


Chicken recipes are quick to make, so they always qualify as comfort food. But there are some acknowledged comfort food recipes – quick to make and delicious, and today, I am going to share one of my favorites with you. It’s a lemon chicken recipe that I cook in an iron skillet with fennel seeds, fresh thyme, kosher salt onions, and garlic.

Let’s take a look at the ingredients that you would need:

  • 2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp. fennel seeds (whole)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Kosher salt + freshly grounded pepper
  • 1 onion, sliced, 1/4-inch thick
  • 4-pound chicken without backbone and butterflied.
  • Some lemon juice
  • A lemon halved
  • 1/2 cup dry wine


Preheat the oven to 450-degree Fahrenheit.

Take 2 teaspoons of thyme, 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds, 1 tablespoon of pepper and 1 tablespoon of salt and process them in a mini processor until ground. Now take 1/3 cups of olive oil and pour it over the herb mixture. Set aside.

Take a large 12-inch skillet; distribute onion, garlic and lemon slices. Now take your chicken and place it skin-side down on the skillet. Brush the top of the chicken with herb mixture. Use half of the herb-oil mixture for one side. Turn the chicken skin side up and apply the rest of the oil and herb mixture.

Put the skillet in the oven and roast for around 30 minutes. Pour some wine into a pan and put your chicken over it. Roast for another 10 minutes. To check if your chicken is cooked to perfection, put a thermometer in the chicken’s breast. If it registers around 150 degrees, then your chicken is ready to be taken out.

Remove the chicken from the oven, pour some lemon juice over. Cover the skillet tightly with aluminum foil and let the chicken rests for 15 minutes before finally devouring it. You can cut the chicken in eights or quarters, sprinkle some more salt and serve with the hot juices of the pan.

Happy eating! 🙂

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