Chicken in a Lemon, Rosemary & White Wine Sauce

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Roasted Chicken with a Lemon, Rosemary & White Wine Sauce by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Grainfree, Glutenfree, Dairyfree, Sugarfree, Clean EatingAfter a heavy red-meat type of weekend with Slow Roast Beef Brisket and my Paleo Lasagne we’d decided on chicken tonight as a lighter option for dinner and I wanted something fairly healthy without too much fat.  I find that if you use herbs right then they add all the flavour you need to food and you can do away with some of the fat which usually makes it taste so amazing!  I settled on Rosemary to go with the chicken and thought that the combination of Lemon and White Wine would work really well as a delicious sauce.

You need to begin by preheating your oven to 200C. Prepare the Butternut Squash for roasting.  Everyone has their own method, but I like to slice off the top and bottom of the squash and then use a potato peeler to remove the skin.  From the top, slice the squash into discs about 1cm thick until you get to the hollow bit.  Scoop out the seeds (and keep these to cook roast later with some spices!) and then continue slicing.  Slice each ring lengthways and horizontal until you end up with cubes.

Add to a roasting pan or baking tray with half (2tsps) of the olive oil and season well with salt and pepper. Pop into the oven to cook for about 20minsRoasted Chicken with a Lemon, Rosemary & White Wine Sauce by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Grainfree, Glutenfree, Dairyfree, Sugarfree, Clean EatingMeanwhile, heat the rest of the oil in a frying pan.  Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and sear them in the hot oil so that they get a bit of colour.

Peel and slice the onions and the garlic and once the chicken is browned slightly remove it from the pan.  Add the onion slices and brown them off slightly on a low heat.  Then add the garlic and cook for another couple of mins until it is soft.

Remove the leaves from the rosemary stalk and add them to the pan along with the white wine.  Zest and juice the half of the lemon and add this to the pan aswell and season everything with salt and pepperRoasted Chicken with a Lemon, Rosemary & White Wine Sauce by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Grainfree, Glutenfree, Dairyfree, Sugarfree, Clean EatingRemove the squash from the oven but leave the oven running.  The squash should be soft all the way through (if not, cook for another 5 mins) and then add this to the pan.  Put the chicken breasts back into the pan sitting them on two sprigs of rosemary.  Season them well and top with lemon slices and another sprig of rosemary each.Roasted Chicken with a Lemon, Rosemary & White Wine Sauce by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Grainfree, Glutenfree, Dairyfree, Sugarfree, Clean EatingRoasted Chicken with a Lemon, Rosemary & White Wine Sauce by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Grainfree, Glutenfree, Dairyfree, Sugarfree, Clean EatingPut the entire pan into the oven for 20 mins (you’ll need to transfer everything to an ovenproof dish if you’re not able to put your stove-top pan into the oven).  Check that the chicken is cooked all the way through by piercing it with a knife.  If it’s not pink in the middle and the juices run clear then it’s done.Roasted Chicken with a Lemon, Rosemary & White Wine Sauce by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Grainfree, Glutenfree, Dairyfree, Sugarfree, Clean EatingServe this dish with some green vegetables such as asparagus or broccoli, whatever your favourite is!

I loved the tangy tartness of the sauce – it tasted very fresh but also comforting at the same time.  Rosemary and chicken go so well together and mixed with the lemon, garlic and wine, really made a stand-out dish that is so easy to make.   The earthy sweetness of the Butternut Squash paired so well with the zinginess of the sauce that we’re making this a staple dish in our household!  And…only one pot to wash up!  BONUS!!

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Roasted Chicken with a Lemon, Rosemary & White Wine Sauce by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Grainfree, Glutenfree, Dairyfree, Sugarfree, Clean Eating

24 Comments Add yours

  1. twolittlerippers says:

    This looks amazing! The pictures make it look easy!

    1. Thanks, it really is that easy!! 😀

  2. Chummy Mummy says:

    Looks really yummy especially the butternut squash. It’s not something I use often but think I’ll be giving this a go great recipe x

  3. celeste says:

    Oh this looks divine! I will be trying this soon.

    xx
    Celeste
    ohhelloceleste.com

  4. Corina says:

    I definitely love how easy this recipe is and it looks so tasty too. I think traybakes like this are such a great choice.

  5. Sara Giboney says:

    Looks delicious! It also looks pretty easy to make…one of my main cooking requirements ; )

  6. kage2015 says:

    What a fresh and inviting chicken recipe. Love the squash and onions with fresh herbs.

  7. Warm N Fuzzie says:

    You had me at butternut squash! This will be a great post-Thanksgiving meal. Thanks!

    1. That’s a great idea! Hope you enjoy it!

  8. This sounds delicious! You can’t argue with a sauce that includes white wine!

  9. This sounds delicious! Anything with white wine in it sounds good to me!

  10. Rachel says:

    This looks just absolutely delightful and I love the addition of lemon with the Rosemary x

  11. I can’t wait to try this tonight!

  12. Oh my that looks so delicious and I can’t wait to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

  13. This sounds so delicious and easy to make! Printing it to try out =)

  14. This sounds so delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  15. laurasidestreet says:

    I don’t eat meat although my partner does and he would absolutely love this dish! We are huge fans of butternut squash in our household and I think this sound like a great combo

    Laura x

  16. This looks delicious! I love that it’s not complicated, perfect for a week night dinner!

  17. 21flavorsofsplendor says:

    Yum! I love the combo of rosemary and white wine. This would be great with chicken thighs.

  18. melbtravel says:

    Oh my this looks so yummy that it is making me hungry now and I just had dinner. I have pinned it so I can try it out. Thanks

  19. Heather says:

    These flavours all sound amazing together, and I love hose the butternut squash really brightens up this dish. Can’t wait to try it!

  20. Shannon says:

    This is screaming my name!

  21. wanderlustayne says:

    This looks absolutely mouth watering! I will be trying this one out for sure! Thank you so much for sharing.

  22. This looks ridiculously yummy!! Can’t wait to try it tomorrow night.

    Xoxo,
    Erin A.

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