Braised Lemon Chicken Breasts
Lemons should be able to transform plain old chicken into something exciting. This dish's bright lemon flavor comes from adding lemon twice and using ingredients-like honey and sour cream-that enhance its flavor.
Why This Recipe Works
Chicken and lemon are a classic pairing, but infusing the meat with bold lemon flavor—as we wanted to do in our Braised Lemon Chicken Breasts recipe—can be difficult. Braising the chicken in a lemon sauce proved the best way to retain the lemony flavor, and reducing the braising liquid to make a sauce added another level of lemon flavor. Adding a few lemon slices to the braising liquid as it reduced provided a fresh lemon flavor and brightened the whole dish. Finally, adding sour cream and honey further enhanced our Braised Lemon Chicken Breasts’ lemon flavor.
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