Chicken with wine & caramelised lemons – Nadia Graves

Nadia Gravess Chicken with wine & caramelized lemonsNadia Graves’s Chicken with wine & caramelised lemons

This is another very easy recipe to do that tastes like you put much more effort into it than you actually did. It is a great one dish recipe that has minimal washing up as well and to top it all, everyone will love it. You can use any piece of the chicken you wish. I used drumsticks and breasts on the bone. It is best not to remove the skin before cooking or your chicken will dry out.

Chicken with wine & caramelised lemons

Serves 6

2 kg / 4 pounds chicken pieces
Salt & freshly ground black pepper
6 garlic gloves, chopped finely
Bouquet garni
60 ml / 1/4 cup olive oil
100 ml / 1/2 cup dry white wine
Juice of 2 lemons
2 lemons, cut into wedges
A sprig of fresh rosemary

Preheat the oven to 160 C / 310 F
Rub the chicken with salt and pepper
Place the chicken in a single layer in a roasting pan
Add the bouquet garni
Pour over the oil, wine and lemon juice
Roast, covered, for 1 hour
Increase the oven temperature to 190 C/ 375 F
Turn the chicken pieces over
Roast, uncovered, for another 30 minutes
Add the lemon wedges and rosemary
Cook until the chicken is crispy and the lemons have caramelised
If the chicken looks too dry add wine or water
Serve with mashed potato and veggies

Michael’s wine recommendation – CLICK HERE

Oldenburg Chardonny 2015 copy

Nadia Graves PicNadia Graves in her French Kitchen

I have always had a passion for food. Growing up in South Africa with a French mother who loved travel and was a great cook, I developed very early on a love for cooking and eating. I started off my career as a Chartered Accountant working in the accounting world, hospitality, and entertainment world before moving to Paris in my mid twenties. This was heaven for a foodie like me, daily trips to my local market, glorious food everywhere.
While pregnant with my daughter, Nicole, now 22, I attended courses at Le Cordon Bleu. A few years later that included a stint in Copenhagen, London and back to Paris, my ex-husband, daughter and I moved to Los Angeles, for what we thought would be two years. Well, 17 years later a lot has happened. I changed careers to being an educator and worked in a private girls school, got divorced and then met the most wonderful man, my husband, Stuart. We married in January 2015. All the while, I continued my passion for cooking and food. Loving nothing more than trying out new recipes, experimenting in the kitchen and of course, eating. I have taught small group and private cooking lessons for 20 years now and as we embark on a new life in France in July 2015, I am so excited about the experiences awaiting us.
I look forward to discovering new foods and wines from every region of France and especially the Dordogne.
Food and life is about sharing and I can’t wait for you to join me in my adventures in my home and kitchen!

Visit Nadia’s lovely website – CLICK HERE

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March 28th, 2016|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |