Friday, 6 June 2014

Dill and Lemon Chicken - Dinner on "D" Day

So we've made it to dinner on "D" day and I am using DILL

I made Dill and Lemon Chicken.The taste of dill is a strong and flavourful one, and really pairs so nicely with lemon and chicken in this dish. It doesn't taste like a "pickley meal at all!" So delicious and an easy way to incorporate dill in an every-day-kind-of-meal.

Servings: 4


4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
3 tsp Olive Oil
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup chicken broth
2 tsp flour
2 Tbsp chopped, fresh dill
1 Tbsp lemon juice


Season chicken breasts on both sides with S and P. Heat 1 1/2 tsp oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sear until well browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to plate and tent with foil.

Reduce heat to medium and add the remaining 1 1/2 tsp oil. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring for one minute. Whisk broth, flour, 1 Tbsp dill and lemon juice in a measuring cup and add to pan. Cook, whisking, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.

Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, 4 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a warmed platter. Season sauce with S and P and spoon over the chicken. Garnish with the remainder 1 Tbsp of Dill.

Cook whatever sides you want (rice/quinoa/potatoes and veggies/salad)


Dill is great for digestive problems, gall bladder and urinary problems, fever, colds, menstrual cramps and sleep disorders. Dill has been used for its culinary and medicinal properties for millennia. 

The activity of dill's oils make it a "chemoprotective" food that can help neutralize certain types of carcinogens, such as benzopyrenes that are part of cigarette smoke, charcoal grill smoke and smoke produced by trash incinerators. Dill has also been studied showing it's ability to prevent bacterial overgrowth. 

Fresh, 1/2 cup 

Vitamin C  5%
Manganese  3%

A very flavourful herb to use in a variety of dishes. Have you had fresh Dill lately?

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