Sunday, March 24, 2013

Lemon Artichoke Chicken.......

The ten inches of snow we got on Tuesday has finally started to melt.   There is a feeling of renewal in the air.   To celebrate the season of regrowth I made this wonderful chicken dish.  The whole dinner tonight felt like a breath of spring.   Here is the recipe. Enjoy!

1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1/2 cup flour seasoned with 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper, 1/4 tsp. dried oregano and dash sweet
4 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup white wine
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
1 can artichoke hearts
3 cloves garlic, minced
the juice from one lemon
the zest from lemon
handful of grape tomatoes
1. Coat chicken thighs in seasoned flour.  Shake off any excess flour.
2. Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium high heat and brown chicken on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side.
3. Add wine, chicken broth and artichokes to skillet and bring to a boil. Cover, turn the heat down to low, and cook for 8 minutes. Uncover skillet and add garlic, lemon juice and zest and cook for 2 more minutes.
4. Remove chicken from sauce and bring sauce to a low boil. Cook for another 5 minutes or so until sauce has reduced a little.
5. Return chicken to skillet, toss in the grape tomatoes and cook until chicken is no longer pink.  About 5 to 7 minutes more.

The chicken was moist and pleasingly tangy from the lemon juice.  I served the chicken and artichokes with roasted red potatoes and steamed asparagus with lemon and grated fresh black pepper.  Delicious!


  1. And we weren't invited because . . . Seriously, this looks amazingly delicious! I love lemon in just about anything!

  2. Yum! How delicious looking! You take such good pictures of your food, Susan.

  3. Looks like a perfect spring meal...if we ever have spring.

  4. My oh my that looks delicious! Beautiful photos!

  5. This is a beautiful spring dish. May all of your snow melt soon.

    Happy spring to you.


  6. I'm looking for springy, healthy things to make for a dieting husband, and this is perfect!

  7. Boy, does this ever look like Spring! What bright tangy flavours! You are feasting for sure!

  8. YUMMMMM!!!! This looks so good. Can I cook this in a crock pot?

    1. I don't see why not. I'll give it a try next time around. Thanks for the good idea.

  9. Love the addition of lemon and artichokes. Great flavor combo.

  10. Your food always looks so pretty. I bet it tastes wonderful.
    I like all of the colors.

  11. That looks delicious! And not too difficult. I think I could even master it!

  12. Mmmmmm...that looks yummy! Hope your snow is gone soon. Happy Easter!

  13. This is the perfect dish for ths time of the year! I made soemthing similar tonight but instead of chicken I used sole fish.

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter!

  14. Thanks for sharing this lovely springlike dish Susan - it looks yummy!
    Roll on Spring!
    Wishing you a Happy Easter
    Gill xx

  15. Oh, that looks and sounds absolutely delicious. Great photos.

  16. Food for the eyes and soul (and tummy of course!!) - perfect!

  17. This looks delicious and my artichokes are just starting to bud! Happy Spring!


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