One-Pot Wonders

Accidentally delicious chicken breasts

June 22, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Serves 3
Author Notes

I recently mixed up one part lemon juice with one part rosemary simple syrup for cocktails, and left the remainder in a container in the fridge, next to another Tupperware full of lemon juice and white wine. Last night, I thought I poached my chicken breasts in the latter, but it turned out, it was the former. Divine. —Jestei

What You'll Need
  • 1.5 pounds Boneless Chicken Breast
  • 3 Cloves of garlic (I used that young stuff it was best)
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3/4 cup rosemary lemon aid (equal parts fresh lemon juice with simple syrup made with rosemary branch steeped in the sugar water)
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  1. Heat Olive Oil in medium frying pan until shimmering
  2. Generously salt and pepper the breasts, cook over medium heat until brown on each side. Remove to plate.
  3. While chicken cooks, slice garlic thin, then saute in same pan until soft.
  4. Return chicken and plate juices to pan. Add lemonade, thyme and poach softly, turning the breasts once. Do not overcook, obviously; should take about 12 minutes.
  5. Serve, with pan sauce, over a bed of capellini

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • Steve Graeff
    Steve Graeff
  • Rivka
  • Jestei
  • mrslarkin
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9 Reviews

Steve G. July 17, 2017
What happens if you poach a little of the zest of the lemon along with the Rosemary?
Steve G. July 17, 2017
For that matter, why not simplify this a little and poach the garlic at the same time?
Rivka August 18, 2011
This is a real winner of a recipe. Swapped sage for thyme because that's what we had; upped the garlic because, well, I'm like that; and reduced the sauce per muffinj's comment. Delish, with major compliments from my the chicken lover wife. Will definitely be making this regularly.
Muffinj July 5, 2011
Yum! I wish , though, I had reduced the sauce a bit - it was a tad loose
Maybe I missed something in the recipe - but a definite do again
Thanks Jetsei
Jestei June 23, 2011
it was weird how good it was. it seems like it should have been sugary. but no.
mrslarkin June 22, 2011
Yum. This sounds like a plate-licker. Did you make a side dish? ;)
Jestei June 23, 2011
no sides! no sides!
Congratulations on inventing the wheel. This is one of the classic combos to use in cooking chicken, minus all the sugar. It is delicious and so fragrant !
Jestei June 23, 2011
it was weird how good it was. it seems like it should have been sugary. but no.