Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Who Says Lemon and Herbs are Just for Spring?

Barefoot Contessa is my hero.

Her newest cookbook, How Easy Is That?, is a fantastic gift to put underneath the tree for that foodie on your list (well, except me...I just bought it!). Every recipe is super-easy and can be made with fresh ingredients readily available at your local grocery.

One of my new favorite recipes is her Lemon Chicken Breasts. I made this recently and couldn't believe how much flavor is infused into the juicy chicken breasts by just a few key ingredients: good olive oil, garlic, white wine (good enough to drink), lemons, fresh and dried herbs.

To accompany this delicious and easy weeknight chicken (which is way more than weeknight chicken), I roasted up some fingerling potatoes with the same herbs I used in the chicken and with an added bit of dill and parsley from the fridge.

I eat veggies with every meal (right, who am I kidding?!), so I whipped up a salad with some easy grated onion vinaigrette.

Check it out and let me know what you think!

Easy Onion Vinaigrette
(courtesy of my friend Kristy who writes the fantastic blog, Short Order Mama)

1/2 C. good olive oil

1 tsp. salt
2-3 tsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. grated onion
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
Pepper to taste

Combine everything in a sealable container and shake, shake, shake!


  1. Thanks for the shout out! I MUST try this chicken recipe...seriously, chicken thighs are my new fave. Cheap and tasty :-)

  2. I love Ina too! And I bought one of her new cookbooks as a gift for my daughter and one for myself. Have you tried any other recipes from the cookbook that you really like??? Thanks for sharing!