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Broiled Chicken With Rosemary And Lemon

Sometimes you just don’t want a complicated dish to make for dinner.  Broiled chicken fits that bill.  But a quick dash of salt and pepper can get a little stale.  So add a little zing with some rosemary and lemon.

Broiled Chicken With Rosemary And Lemon

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbls. butter
  • 2 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1 Tbls. lemon juice

Put the rosemary in a dish with the butter and microwave it till the butter is melted and hot.  This will help the rosemary flavor spread in the butter a bit.  I also like to stick the rosemary in a cup first and break it up a bit with the blunt end of a knife. This does not work in a bowl.  The rosemary likes to jump out of the bowl and run away. 🙂

While that sits, prep the chicken.  Put the breasts on the broiling pan upside down and spread them out.  If they are large and one end is significantly thicker than the other, put some cuts part way through to help thin and spread that end out. This will also help them cook faster.

This is the side that will cook the longest so you want all those nooks and crannies to fill with goodness.

This is the side that will cook the longest so you want all those nooks and crannies to fill with goodness.

Put the chicken breasts under the broiler for roughly 5 minutes till they are dry.  The butter will stick better this way.  In the meantime, add the lemon juice to the butter and mix.

The cold lemon juice will help cool and solidify the butter a bit.  That's okay.

The cold lemon juice will help cool and solidify the butter a bit. That’s okay.

Once the chicken is dry, pull it out and slather the butter on, filling the nooks and crannies.

Don't forget to leave some butter for the other side.  And if you want, you can hit the breasts with some salt and pepper.

Don’t forget to leave some butter for the other side. And if you want, you can hit the breasts with some salt and pepper.

Cook the breasts till the edges are brown and then turn them over and brush with the butter mix as well.  Cook the breasts till brown and a cut in the chicken shows no pink and juices are clear. Cooking time varies depending on the size of the breasts.  I like to flip them back over and run the butter brush over them one more time and cook slash crisp up that first side till everything is sizzling again.

Enjoy!

Enjoy!  (That white blotch on the left breast is glare.  No matter how I took a picture of these I couldn’t get rid of that spot!!!  GRRRRR!!!)

Don’t forget! You can always play with the amount of ingredients to suit yourself!

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Just Touching Base

Random Thoughts

So life has been making me crazy.  It’s taxes, which my husband’s work screwed up and we’re probably going to get stuck paying the penalties.  It’s financial time for my daughter’s school and I’m late – again.  It’s getting my son’s admissions and financial shit done so he can start college in the fall.  And I need to get him a passport for the school trip in June.  Oh, and did I mention the sleep deprivation that’s helping me function so well? (heavy sarcasm)  And, of course, Boston.  So I’m a little bonkers right now.

However, I did want to try to get at least 100 posts up this year.  Hopefully, I’ll do more than that, but that’s at least 2 a week and I’m behind already! 🙂  I need to start making notes.  I think to myself, “Oh, I should put this on the blog.” and then it scoots right out of my brain.  Notes, I need to make notes.

I have nothing profound to say today.  Just touching base.  Hopefully, I’ll get all the financial crap out of the way by Wednesday and have myself a sleep in day.  And then it’ll be onward and forward.  Spring is here and there is sooo much to do!

“There’s a crack in everything – that’s how the light gets in.” — Leonard Cohen

Life At Our House

Saver came home for the weekend.  It is always nice to get some daughter time.  Saver came home because Spider Bait was given his Eagle Scout award.  I cried.  Saver cried.  We were so thrilled.  He doesn’t like his picture on the blog or I would show you how handsome he looked all dressed up.  You’ll have to make do with a picture of the pin I got ’cause he’s an Eagle Scout.

Dad got one, too.  Only it says 'Dad' on it!  :)

Dad got one, too. Only it says ‘Dad’ on it! 🙂

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I caved and bought a rosemary plant and a basil plant (I have seeds).  Even though the basil is still a baby I pinched some leaves and made a tomato sandwich.  *sigh*  I wish it was summer all year.

Yum!

Yum!

Fur Babies And Other Critters

I'm going to climb wherever I want to!

I’m going to climb wherever I want to!

Mmmmmm, Saver's home.

Mmmmmm, Saver’s home.

Out In The Yard

I took these pictures about 2 weeks ago.  My crocuses’ last hurrah.

Little irises and crocus

Little irises and crocus

Lotsa purple

Lotsa purple

Stripes!

Stripes!

Mug of the Day

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I cannot remember how I got this mug.  There’s a story.  I just cannot remember it right now.  *sigh*  Saver, how ’bout you?