Lemon & Sage Chicken


Looking for an easy spring dinner recipe? Why not try lemon sage chicken?! We tweaked a recipe from The Spruce cooking chicken breasts on the stove top for a healthy & delicious dinner. Our version uses Villa Graziella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, fresh sage, lemon & shallot. Serve with orzo, quinoa or rice, sliced in a salad the next day for lunch. Serves 4-6.

Easy Ingredients: 

  • 2 pounds of fresh skinless chicken breasts or chicken pieces

  • ¼ cup Villa Graziella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1/3 cup lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 3 tablespoons fresh sage chopped

  • 1 clove of shallot crushed & chopped (or substitute with garlic)

  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

  • ½ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper

Simple Directions:

  • Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, lemon zest, sage, shallot, salt & pepper, set aside.

  • Lightly pound chicken breast on each side between 2 pieces of wax paper.

  • Pour the marinade into a container with cover or a glass baking dish.

  • Add the chicken to the container, turning pieces once to coat with the marinade.

  • Cover & refrigerate for 1 hour, turning the pieces once every 15 minutes.

  • Brush a large skillet with olive oil, set over medium heat.

  • Arrange chicken onto the hot skillet & discard the marinade.

  • Cook chicken for 4-5 minutes on each side.

  • Chicken will be done when the thickest part is firm to the touch & tests 165°F on an instant-read thermometer.

  • Serve hot as an entree & enjoy!

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At Villa Grazellai Organic our team tries & tastes every recipe we feature.  While we love to share our family recipes & those of talented home cooks & chefs, sometimes we adapt them so they are even easier to make. As with our products, our goal is for you to have a healthy & delicious experience using Villa Graziella Organic recipes. So try them out in your kitchen, feel free to tweak them & please tell us what you think. We welcome your comments & feedback!