Chicken with Citrus-Garlic Sauce

Life is busy during the holidays, but I don’t have to tell you that.  Fortunately on my end the decorating, shopping, Christmas cards, wrapping and planning is complete.  Now it’s time for parties, baking, celebrating…

and wrestling.

{We have a 2 tourneys this weekend, 2 next week & a 3 dayer right after Christmas}

I don’t want to spend every moment cooking and cleaning if I can help it; instead I want to savor this time, even though much of it will be spent in a smelly high school gym.  At the end of the day, if I can still manage to have a flavorful and filling supper on the table in thirty minutes, I am one happy momma.

I also have happy guys as Audley & Bradley really love it when I cook!

Recently I prepared this delicious chicken dish which not only tasted fabulous and like I spent hours on it, but it looked pretty when served up as well.

{I didn’t tell the boys it was easy; I wanted them to think I actually spent hours cooking!}

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The recipe for Chicken with Citrus-Garlic Sauce is one I actually found in a Williams Sonoma cookbook, but altered to fit the ingredients that I had on hand!  What makes this recipe so awesome is you can use orange, lemon, lime… any kind of citrus that you like to cook with!

So here is my version that easily serves 4…. Gather your ingredients and make supper simple tonight!

8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

4 Tablespoons minced garlic

1/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

1 Tablespoon orange zest

3 Tablespoons olive oil

pink sat & black pepper

3/4 cup chicken broth

4 ounces fresh orange juice

1/2 cup of Riesling wine

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The instructions for preparing the citrusy chicken can be found by clicking Chicken with Citrus-Garlic Sauce

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By the way, Williams Sonoma carries these awesome serving dishes in a couple of sizes!  I LOVE them!

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While you are letting your chicken cook, roast some green beans and asparagus  on a cookie sheet (I put the green beans on the pan first with a little salt, pepper, orange zest and brush with olive oil; then add the asparagus about 10 minutes in to roast) which keeps the dirty dishes to a minimum.

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You can also add a salad if you want dinner on the table even faster.  If you have more time to dedicate,  sautéed brussel sprouts or roasted fingerling potatoes make great sides as well!

Do you have a favorite 30 minute meal you enjoy for your family?  I would love some more ideas!

 

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