Tonight’s menu: Cinnamon Lemon Chicken. I pinned this lovely dish from my good friend, Meghan, who said it was it was a “big hit” for her fam: http://pinterest.com/pin/91901648616918308/. I definitely agree, this is a great dish. The chicken was really moist. Next time I think I’ll use a little less salt and a little more oregano. But it is definitely a “make again”.
Though, I think my favorite part was it made the whole house smell like Fall.
I served this meal with Sweet Potato Gnocchi from Trader Joe’s and fresh cut cantaloupe. Hey, it is summer.
Cinnamon Lemon Chicken
10 Pieces Chicken (Legs and Quarters work best)
1/2 C Olive Oil
1/2 C Fresh-Squeezed Lemon Juice
2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pepper
2-3 tsp Oregano
1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
Put all ingredients except chicken into a large baking dish and mix well, making a marinade. Once mixed completely, begin adding the chicken one piece at a time, coating each piece completely in the marinade.
Bake, uncovered at 425 for approx 1 hr or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Several times during baking, baste the chicken with the marinade in the pan.
Original recipe from http://www.jennepper.com/2011/11/lemon-cinnamon-chicken.html