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Lemon chicken with fried lemon slices

Known as pollo al limone in Italian, this fresh lemon chicken makes the perfect springtime dish! Serve with your choice of vegetables and herbs.


For the lemon chicken
4 chicken breasts, pounded until ½ cm thick
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
4 tbsp flour
For the sauce
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
½ cup chicken stock
¼ cup white wine
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp chopped parsley
½ cup cream
For the lemon slices
½ cup olive oil
1 lemon, cut into thin slices
Dried thyme

For the lemon chicken
1. Season the chicken breasts with the salt and pepper. Then coat in the flour, shaking off any excess.
2. Heat some oil over medium-high heat, cook the chicken breasts, turning occasionally until browned on all sides and almost cooked through. Set aside to rest.
For the sauce
1. In the same pan, sauté the garlic until fragrant. Deglaze the pan with chicken stock and white wine.
2. Add the lemon juice, parsley, and cream. Bring to a boil and allow to reduce for 3 minutes.
3. Add the chicken breasts and cover. Simmer until cooked all the way through. Season to taste.
For the lemon slices
1. Heat the olive oil in a pan over high heat.
2. Sprinkle the lemon slices with thyme and gently drop into the oil.
3. Shallow fry the lemon slices for a few seconds on each side, until fragrant and slightly charred.
4. Dish the chicken up on to a serving platter and spoon over the lemony sauce. Serve with extra parsley and fried lemon slices.

Recipe & styling: Kate Turner
Photography: K-Leigh Siebritz //

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