Wednesday, January 11, 2012

lemon chicken with artichokes

During my time in New York this past summer, I was constantly looking for easy but delicious meals to throw together after a long workday. I stumbled upon this recipe back in June and it’s proven to be one of my go tos for a quick meal ever since. It’s simple, super flavorful and comes together in a matter of minutes.
The most important ingredients for this, aside from the chicken of course, are the onions, garlic, lemon juice (something I always have on hand), wine (always have that on had too hehe) and artichokes. Though I usually use a 16 oz can, I happened to have this jar of marinated artichokes in the pantry so I’m using that this time.
After you’ve sautéed the onions and garlic, throw in the chicken. Once it’s browned (and I mean nice and brown so you can deglaze those delicious bits from the bottom of the pan for an extra yummy sauce), add the artichokes and the liquid mixture. As soon as the sauce has reduced a little, you’re ready to serve. I particularly like this recipe over brown rice.
Truth be told, I rarely look at the recipe so I’ve made a few tweaks here and there since the first time I made it. First, I add a considerably larger amount of wine (I like more sauce so it can soak into my rice). I also add a pat of butter at the end to give the sauce a little extra richness.

bon appetit!


  1. Hmmnn.. I'll have to keep an eye out for canned (or jarred) artichokes as this would be great for me to add to my 'fast food' arsenal of recipes. ☻

  2. Thanks for the comment! You definitely should try the artichokes, they add a great flavor and texture. I also use the frozen kind in my artichoke and cannelini bean spread (I wrote about it in this post: its such a hit at parties :)