Monday, 14 April 2008

Magazine Mondays 1: Lemon and Garlic Chicken with Rice.

I mentioned in my last post about starting a few new "blog features" including the Weekly Look at the Cook Book and now I'm introducing another. I'm fed up with buying cooking magazines, folding over pages while saying to myself "can't wait to try that one" and then never actually making it. I've decided to make a bit of a feature on the blog called "Magazine Mondays" where I'll share the results of a recipe from one of the magazines each Monday.

Today's recipe is taken from the March 2008 issue of Easy Food. I had to half the recipe seeing as the original was meant for 4 and there is only 2 of us... yes we can eat a lot but not that much. It was delicious and fantastically simple to put together, thought needed a little more time in the oven than the magazine had said (I've edited that in the recipe below already)

Lemon and Garlic Chicken with Rice.

Serves 2


1 tbsp olive oil
2 chicken breasts, skinned and cut into 2 or 3
1/2 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
200g cooked brown rice
2 tbsp lemon juice
375ml chicken stock
1/2 lemon quartered
1/2 cup of cooked peas
salt and pepper
freshly chopped parsley to garnish

1. Preheat oven to 180˚C.
2. Heat the oil on a large frying pan. Put the chicken in the pan and cook for 4 mins on each side until lightly browned. Remove the chicken and set to the side.
3. Cook the onion and garlic in the pan for 3 or 4 minutes.
4. Place the onion, garlic, chicken,brown rice, lemon juice, chicken stock and lemon quarters into a deep oven dish and bake for 30 minutes.
3. Remove the dish from the oven. Add the peas , season and garnish with parsley.


  1. Yummy delicious. Yeah i kno wht u mean, even i do the same. See a good recipe and say should make them and forget about it

  2. I LOVE chicken with lemon and DH loves peas with his rice. Looks like a perfect dinner for us!

  3. Oh I adore this combo lemon & chicken and with rice & peas it's just a brilliant dish Ruth !!

    Rosie x

  4. Ruth this looks so delicious and I will have to make this ;o)


  5. See if you sub capers for peas its almost like my recipe anyway!

  6. Thanks HC. Hope you get around to some of those recipes!

    Hey Katie, hope you get to give it a go and enjoy it!

    Hey Rosie, Lemon and chicken is a perfect combo!

    Hey Maria! Let me know how it turns out!

    Very true Kate! I must do that next time!!!!!

  7. I really like the combination of the lemon, garlic and brown rice. Sometimes brown rice just leaves me flat but jazzing it up like this is great. I would eat this in a heartbeat and the fact that it's so simple just says "what am I waiting for"

  8. Wow, I love the idea of magazine mondays! I just got Good Food yesterday, and have already cut out some recipes to go in the pile of 'to cook'. This is an ever increasing pile it seems, I have only made a couple of things from it. Might copy your idea for the feature!

  9. Magazine mondays what a fab idea Ruth, your dish looks great :-)

    Dell xo

    ps am with Ryan, might have to borrow your idea ;-)

  10. Hey Lina! Thanks for visiting my blog! And thank you for your sweet comment

    Hey Giz. I hear what ur saying about brown rice being some what flat. Its about the only rice my hubby will let me cook so jazzing it up and making this recipe was fab!

    Heylo Ryan and Dell. Thank you both... Perhaps I should make a blog event out of it and do a round up or something.... What u think?

  11. Hi, what a wonderful idea!!!


  12. Thanks Victoria. Great to "see" you here!

  13. I have seen a few people doing Magazine Mondays, and I keep saying I want to as well,but then Monday comes and I forget about it! This dish does look fabulous. Great flavors!

  14. I didn't know this was an event already Deborah! If it is it'll save me organising it lol. Thank you for your sweet words.

  15. Ruth, just wanted to let you know I wrote an entry from a bookmarked recipe today but since it's a pasta dish I submitted it to the other event. 'Presto Pasta'...promise, I'll have something for you soonish. Just wanted to let you know because I don't want you feeling upset or anything that it wasn't submitted to your event!

  16. Pixie please don't fret! Of course I'm not upset. I love presto pasta! Can't wait to see what you've made!!!


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