Baked Lemon Tarragon Chicken served with Israeli Couscous

18 Apr

Accomplishment:  This is a Whole Foods Recipe.  The meal felt healthy.  It was maybe a little on the bland side, but a good meal for a Sunday night when you are just wanting a simple, but healthy recipe.  I served this with Israeli couscous from Trader Joe’s.  I prepared it with a bay leave, 1/2 cup shallots, 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon parsley, and 1/2 toasted pine nuts.  Delicious.   


Ingredients

8 skinless bone-in chicken breasts
2 tablespoons olive oil 
4 tablespoons tarragon leaves 
Sea salt and ground pepper 
2 onions, peeled, halved and sliced into half rings 
2 cups gluten-free low-sodium chicken broth 
Juice of 2 lemons

Method

Preheat oven to 350°F. Toss chicken pieces with olive oil and half the tarragon leaves. Season liberally with salt and pepper and toss well to make sure all pieces are evenly coated. 

Arrange onion slices in the bottom of a baking pan or oven-proof Dutch oven large enough to hold chicken pieces as best as possible in one layer. Sprinkle remaining half of tarragon leaves over onions and arrange chicken on top. Add chicken broth and lemon juice, cover with a lid or foil and place in the oven. Bake for about an hour or until juices run clear when chicken pieces are pierced with a fork. Remove from oven, covered, and let rest 10 minutes. Just before serving, taste the juices at the bottom of the pan and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve chicken with juices spooned over it.

Nutrition

Per serving (About 6.5oz/190g-wt.): 240 calories (120 from fat), 13g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 23g protein, 6g total carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 75mg cholesterol, 250mg sodium
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