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Sat Jul 27, 2013, 12:27 PM

Garlic & lemon chicken w green beans + red potatoes,

from a FB friend:

INGREDIENTS
6 tablespoons olive oil
2 lemons, 1 thinly sliced, 1 juiced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 pound trimmed green beans
8 small red potatoes, quartered
4 chicken breasts (bones left in, with skin, about 3 1/4 pounds)

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 400F. Coat a large baking dish or cast-iron skillet with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Arrange the lemon slices in a single layer in the bottom of the dish or skillet.

In a large bowl, combine the remaining oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper; add the green beans and toss to coat. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, remove the green beans and arrange them on top of the lemon slices. Add the potatoes to the same olive-oil mixture and toss to coat. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, arrange the potatoes along the inside edge of the dish or skillet on top of the green beans. Place the chicken in the same bowl with the olive-oil mixture and coat thoroughly. Place the chicken, skin-side up, in the dish or skillet. Pour any of the remaining olive-oil mixture over the chicken.

Roast for 50 minutes. Remove the chicken from the dish or skillet. Place the beans and potatoes back in oven for 10 minutes more or until the potatoes are tender. Place a chicken breast on each of 4 serving plates; divide the green beans and potatoes equally. Serve warm.

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Haven't tried this, just saw it, but sounds like 'me.' Think I'd use skinned + boned chicken thighs, tho.

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Reply Garlic & lemon chicken w green beans + red potatoes, (Original post)
elleng Jul 2013 OP
fizzgig Jul 2013 #1
greatauntoftriplets Jul 2013 #2
Laura PourMeADrink Jul 2013 #3
elleng Jul 2013 #4
Laura PourMeADrink Jul 2013 #14
elleng Jul 2013 #17
Laura PourMeADrink Jul 2013 #18
elleng Jul 2013 #19
Laura PourMeADrink Jul 2013 #23
elleng Jul 2013 #24
Laura PourMeADrink Jul 2013 #25
elleng Jul 2013 #26
LaydeeBug Aug 2013 #27
elleng Aug 2013 #28
LaydeeBug Aug 2013 #29
elleng Aug 2013 #30
LaydeeBug Aug 2013 #31
elleng Aug 2013 #32
LaydeeBug Aug 2013 #33
elleng Aug 2013 #34
LaydeeBug Aug 2013 #35
elleng Aug 2013 #36
GentryDixon Jul 2013 #5
elleng Jul 2013 #6
GentryDixon Jul 2013 #8
elleng Jul 2013 #10
Mira Jul 2013 #7
elleng Jul 2013 #9
likesmountains 52 Jul 2013 #12
Mira Jul 2013 #13
Laura PourMeADrink Jul 2013 #15
Mira Jul 2013 #16
elleng Jul 2013 #22
likesmountains 52 Jul 2013 #11
MiddleFingerMom Jul 2013 #20
elleng Jul 2013 #21

Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 12:38 PM

1. oh yum!

i'll talk to dad and sister about making this next time we come over for family dinner

thanks ellen!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 12:54 PM

2. That sounds really good.

Thanks for posting it.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 02:55 PM

3. Like all the ingredients...but just to be clear - it's all in one pan? Seems like

the green beans would be way over done??

Absolutely love lemon with just about anything and never thought of laying a bed of slices - Cool

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 03:42 PM

4. Yes, one pan. Might happen as you suggest.

Might par-boil beans + bake them according to LAST part of recipe, and might also par-boil potatoes and see to it that they get some good brown/crisp color in the process, at the end in particular. Much prefer browned potatoes to boiled or stewed style.

I'm absolutely with you re: lemon!

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 28, 2013, 06:43 AM

14. Me too on the browned potatoes

Think I need to study up on the types of potatoes (water content) because even when I peel and bake w/olive oil, sometimes
they brown, sometimes not.

Found an easy and good way to prepare potatoes - You microwave them til almost done. Then, slice into wedges,
drizzle with olive oil, and bake for a bit and broil for a bit til brown. The skins crisp up and are delicious. Maybe throw in a couple whole garlic in skin to roast.

Good finishes: Squeeze of lemon...Grated Parmesan.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 28, 2013, 01:55 PM

17. Sounds good BUT

too complicated for me at the moment!!!

I only use red potatoes, and hope the ones I just bought are tasty! And I never peel them! See, I'm SIMPLE!

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Response to elleng (Reply #17)

Sun Jul 28, 2013, 10:23 PM

18. you don't peel them, girl ! :>) And red are perfect. Just microwave.

slice to wedges. Season and drizzle with EVOO...and throw in the oven.

simple as pie.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #18)

Sun Jul 28, 2013, 11:10 PM

19. OK, Laura, will put them on my new recipe list,

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Response to elleng (Reply #19)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 08:30 AM

23. omg....are you serious ???? That is GORGEOUS !

Thought you lived in NYC? Are you moving south?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #23)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 01:07 PM

24. Been in the DC area since 1978, Laura. Long story, but that's life!

Now in Maryland suburb(s,) and have just leased this place as another 'option,' so will have 3 residences!

The cottage is closer to my daughter than the others, AS WELL AS being in such a lovely spot! Hard to believe, isn't it?? Will be available for 'move-in' in couple weeks, owner wants to have some interior painting etc. stuff done, but I MAY go over to check it out, determine what furniture I'll need to move into it, and bring my toothbrush, this weekend!

Hope to get a decent camera that will allow me to take better pics, and become a real show-off, pain in the butt here! Craigslist pics were taken by tenant who is in the process of moving out, and my little cell phone 'camera' doesn't do it justice AND doesn't allow me to post here (or anywhere, but in text-messages.) Have already taken a pic from window @ the kitchen sink! Imagine that! 'Kitchen sink with a view!'

Inviting 'nearby' DUers to visit and party WHENEVER! Where are you???

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Response to elleng (Reply #24)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 10:23 PM

25. Far away, stuck in the heart of Texas, Long Story, but that's life !

I am so jealous. I am from blue state Ct and went to college in PA. Worked in DC, Boston, and Nola. But, fell in love with a Texan and until he retires, stuck here. We are flipping houses on the side and hope when we get up to 10 he can retire.

We are very fortunate and lucky in life.

The thought of living near water, but not far from a major city, would be a dream come true.

Can not wait to hear about the wonderful and creative cuisine you come up with from that kitchen with a view.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #25)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 10:34 PM

26. Hey, the 'creative cuisine' will largely be from here, C&B!

Never was a creative chef, but family day to day cook. Daughters have asked for 'old' recipes, that much I'll say. IF I do anything creative, would likely be for visitors! (DO have a great guacamole, but you probably don't want to hear about that, in Texas!)

Very happy to hear you're living happily with your Texan, and thinking of a retirement future. Keep Maryland in mind, if only for a visit! Lots of water around, and a big city or 2!!!

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Response to elleng (Reply #19)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 12:23 AM

27. I am not kidding. I think I was born in that house...

If it's in King's Reach. I think my Grandmother used to live there, and we spent summers with her.

I'd have to see the front of it though.

Wow. Small world. (I am going to look at this in the morning to see if I still feel this way)

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Response to LaydeeBug (Reply #27)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 12:38 AM

28. Its in Lusby, at Mears Creek, Patuxent River.

I think owner told me its about 100 years old. He and his family have owned the property for some time, 60 acres I think, corn growing on much of it. Has been rented to current tenants for 9 years. (I should say former tenants, as they were supposed to be out today!) Owner lived in it before that; has 16-year-old triplets, and they lived in it for 5 years, then moved a 'big' house onto the property from elsewhere nearby and have lived there (and in DC,) since.

Owner has a small airplane hangar, and a plane: http://www.city-data.com/airports/Mears-Creek-Airfield-Airport-Lusby-Maryland.html

REALLY small world! Tell me about your summers!!! And VISIT!

1 bathroom at top of very narrow stairs???!!!



edit: Kings Reach history!

http://books.google.com/books?id=lncOLHYhcrsC&pg=PA94&lpg=PA94&dq=kings+reach,maryland&source=bl&ots=VHPOWDG4C8&sig=dESV_1ofYk1gL56FuidGT2TieG0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=O-j5UfOmGdbK4AOpooDwDw&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAjgK#v=onepage&q=kings%20reach%2Cmaryland&f=false

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Response to elleng (Reply #28)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 12:56 AM

29. This would have been early to mid 70's...Pop Pop was a boss at Calvert Cliffs...

just building/reno parts, so they rented from someone for like three or four years. (Or I am probably getting that wrong because I was "Little") and I was born in a hospital in Baltimore, but they had to leave Lusby to get there, lol.)

I remember the waterfront being stoney like that, and that we would pick blackberries and blueberries and raspberries off the fences along a tree lined pathway/dirt road. The owners would let you have the ones that were growing on the outside of the fence.

And stingrays.

And this spongey, multicolored cake that was all the rage at the time. It's funny how food comes in and out of vogue.

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Response to LaydeeBug (Reply #29)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 01:12 AM

30. Will certainly look for berries!

Only been there twice, and briefly, so don't recall seeing fences, but tree-lined dirt road certainly still there! Went to tire shop today & got 2 new tires for my '93 Camry, so I'm sufficiently mobile!

And I think I recall seeing something recently about such a cake, on a show about Maryland, on local Maryland PBS! Yes funny about food, but THAT cake is STILL in vogue, but in VERY limited area!

Southern Maryland Photography, which is in Lusby and takes beautiful pics (on FB, fyi,) just posted a jelly fish; no stingrays yet!

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Response to elleng (Reply #30)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 03:48 PM

31. Here's what Mom said when I sent this to her...

"It feels like it, but doesn't look that much like it. King's Reach may have been torn down. I see pics of Point Farm on the net, but no pics of King's Reach"

It really does have that same 'feel'.

You're in Steny Hoyer country.

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Response to LaydeeBug (Reply #31)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 04:28 PM

32. Yes, Steny Hoyer country,

and with friend in Silver Spring, Chris VanHollen, and in Hagerstown, John Delaney, for whom we fought in November! Maryland's a good place!

Once I get there and get a camera, will provide better pics!

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Response to elleng (Reply #32)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 07:10 PM

33. That'd be awesome! Where are you moving from? nt

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Response to LaydeeBug (Reply #33)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 07:32 PM

34. Right now I'm in Silver Spring, MD,

about 70 miles away, with a friend. Also have a small apartment in Hagerstown, MD. That's about 130 miles from Lusby. Will stay for some amount of time in all 3 places, and the amount of time is QUITE uncertain! Do have to pick up mail in Hagerstown every month at least, and when weather is bad, like snow in Lusby, will probably be in Silver Spring, as dirt road to cottage won't be cleared of snow.

Estranged husband passed on, May 15, and as I'm in charge of estate (along with lawyer,) I have to be close to DC, to pick up husb's mail and arrange for things in his apartment to be disbursed (among me, daughters, and charitable organizations,) and finally end his lease. REALLY want to be done with that SOON, but its a 2-bedroom apartment full of stuff, including much from our home (which I left in 2006, and which he sold in 2008,) so its a real project. Visiting cottage this weekend to decide what of husb's furniture I want, so can start on list for daughters: I'm taking this, you and you want what, and how do we accomplish all of this, 1 mover, 2 movers, 3 movers, Goodwill???

One daughter lives about 30 miles from Lusby (which is why I looked for a place in Southern Maryland,) and hope to see her AND to receive help from her! (Other daughter, expecting baby in December, in NJ near Philly.)

ANYWAY, expect to spend some nights there after painting + work landlord wants to have done is accomplished, in a couple of weeks!

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Response to elleng (Reply #34)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 08:00 PM

35. That's certainly a full plate. Ours had a dirt road, and I remember years later, someone telling me

not to chuck "artifacts" into the water. (I had visited there after a particularly bad break up, and needed some solace)

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Response to LaydeeBug (Reply #35)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 08:11 PM

36. So I won't look for 'artifacts!'

Funny, kind of, that I'll be there kind of resurrecting a 'home.' Was first in rooming house, immediately after break up, which lasted and became very acrimonious, and tho good friend has provided nice home in town-house, and my apartment is comfortable with pleasant surroundings, finding the cottage feels like a potential HOME. And both daughters, who don't speak to eachother, are excited. That's one reason I'm thinking of getting back into cooking. Did it day to day when they were growing up, of course (and me and husb both working full time,)

SO, HAPPY to retrieve 'artifacts' from our house which really was a home! Husb's kitchen contains LOTS of my/our stuff. Found my FAVORITE cutting board!!!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 06:17 PM

5. I am trying this with skinless thighs.

And because I have no green beans, I am using frozen butter beans. We'll see how it turn out. It smells good. I am using lemons from a nephew's tree. Fresh from California.

Thanks for the recipe!

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Response to GentryDixon (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 06:40 PM

6. Great! Let us know!

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Response to elleng (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 07:35 PM

8. This turned out really well.

The lemon was a very nice touch. Yum.

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Response to GentryDixon (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 08:17 PM

10. GOOD!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 07:34 PM

7. Just put it in the oven,

it looks wonderful, I added a few carrots, and put a couple of T of soysauce and butter into the oil mixture.

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Response to Mira (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 08:16 PM

9. GOOD ideas, Mira!

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Response to Mira (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 11:53 PM

12. Please let us know what you think, seemed like a lot of heat and a lot of time to me.

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Response to likesmountains 52 (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 28, 2013, 12:21 AM

13. Review:

Everybody liked it. The chicken was juicy and delicious, I put it under the broiler for about 5 min. at the end, baked the whole dish at 375 for an hour, basted it again with the butter/EVO mixture before broiling.
The vegetables were good, the potatoes perfect and brown, and the lemon was a great touch.

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Response to Mira (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 28, 2013, 06:46 AM

15. Mira...did the green beans get dark and overdone??

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #15)

Sun Jul 28, 2013, 09:14 AM

16. Next time I'll cook the beans separately.

They were not as crisp as I like them.

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Response to Mira (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:45 PM

22. Good to hear!

The potatoes were brown??? Sounds great!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 10:54 PM

11. I saw this too, but thought 50 mins @ 400 seemed like too much

heat, too much time or both. Will be curious to see how this turns out for everyone!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:26 PM

20. LOVE lemon-things -- trouble is they're never lemony enough for me...

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... so I end up spritzing with quite a few lemon wedges at the table.
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M-m-m-m... give me a good wiener schnitzel and a half-a-lemon and
you will actually hear me purr.
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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #20)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:43 PM

21. which would be something to hear!!!

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