Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Citrus Herb Chicken,Roasted Potatoes,Onions and Swiss Chard

I am a meal planner and every week I check the weather before I plan my meals especially if we are planning to grill outdoors. That is exactly what I did with this Citrus Herb Chicken, we had planned to grill out, and the weather went crazy, it was pouring rain. Sometimes that is how we get a new recipe, by an unplanned event. This recipe became a "Rainy Day" recipe that we will enjoy rain or shine in the future.

Citrus Herb Chicken with Swiss Chard

Citrus Herb Chicken with Roasted Potatoes, Onions and Swiss Chard
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Citrus Herb Chicken
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 orange sliced
1lemon sliced
2 teaspoons rosemary
2 teaspoons thyme
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
In a large zip lock bag, mix all the ingredients above, making sure it is blended well
Place your chicken inside the bag making sure that each piece is covered with the marinate
Place the bag in the refrigerator for least 4 hours 
This freezes really well for up to 3 months
Just defrost and it is ready for the grill or the oven
Place the chicken on a roasting pan uncovered and roast at 425 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour
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Roasted Potatoes and Onions
4 Irish Potatoes
Juice and Zest from 1 lemon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 medium onions peeled, large chop
2 tablespoons olive oil
Peel and slice the potatoes, peel and chop the onions
Place the potato wedges and the onion chunks in a large mixing bowl.
Squeeze the lemon juice over the vegetables and toss the vegetables in the juice
Pour the olive oil over the vegetables and toss the vegetables in the olive oil
Add the salt, pepper,garlic powder and lemon zest toss well making sure the vegetables are covered.
Place all the vegetables a baking sheet with all the liquid.
If roasting vegetables alone:
Roast uncovered at 425 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.
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Roasting Citrus Herb chicken with Roasted Potatoes and Onions
Place the chicken in the center of a roasting pan and place the potatoes and onions around the chicken
drizzle the liquids on the top of the chicken and vegetables. Place a lemon slice on top of each piece of chicken.
Roast uncovered at 425 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour

Swiss Chard Saute'
1 bunch of Swiss Chard with stems about 8 to 10 cups
1 onion, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
In a very hot skillet heat the olive oil  and begin to saute the onions and garlic.
Add the Swiss Chard with stems and saute just until wilted and tender.
Add the lemon juice, salt and pepper, stir to blend.
Remove from heat and serve.
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Serving The Citrus Herb Chicken with Roasted Potatoes, Onions and Swiss Chard
Place the Swiss Chard in the center of a large serving platter
Place the roasted chicken on top of the Swiss Chard
Place the roasted potatoes and onions around the outside edge of the chicken and Swiss Chard.
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Roast The Chicken and Vegetables

Saute' The Swiss Chard

Ready To Serve


A day that started out to be an outdoor cookout, turned out to be a cozy rainy spring day, with a delicious meal. I am so happy that you could stop by and enjoy this warm and cozy meal with us today. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy


  1. I can't imagine the weather man being wrong... that never happens in Philly:@) Sounds like a tasty and hearty meal-bet the house smelled good too!

  2. We have a crazy weather here too....
    The chicken looks wonderful ! Not for me, but my family would appreciate it very much!!

  3. love to cook with lemons. The roasted chicken with lemons sounds amazing.

  4. Hi Helen
    I just found your nice blog and really like your treats.
    Your dish sounds yummy and so healthy!

  5. Hi Miz Helen
    That is one delicious chicken dish!
    Thank you for sharing, hope you have a lovely week!

  6. Miz Helen the citrus herb chicken looks so good! Thanks for hosting another fabulous party! Love it here :-)

  7. Such a delicious week to look forward too!!! Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  8. Sounds great....didn't see where it listed the amount and type (breast, thighs, etc.). Thanks

    1. Hi JRE,
      For the day I made this when it rained, I had 4 bone in skinless chicken breast. I have made it with thighs, and a whole chicken, it really works with any of those.The roasting temperature would not change for the large bone in breast, thighs, or the whole chicken. If you use those little frozen skinless chicken breast, I would reduce the cooking time to 30 to 45 minutes.

      Thanks so much for stopping by today and enjoy the recipe!
      Have a great day!
      Miz Helen

  9. Sounds great....didn't see where it listed the amount and type (breast, thighs, etc.). Thanks

  10. Great chicken I check the weather too... helps me to decide soup days. Thanks for bringing this by foodie friday.

  11. Sounds like a winning meal to me, rain or shine! I bet any leftover chicken would be delicious cold on a salad the next day!

  12. This chicken looks utterly delicious - I know it would be a huge hit around here.

  13. What a wonderful meal. I love the combination of herbs you have. I have just started to enjoy Swiss Chard! I will have to try this. Thanks for linking got the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party! So glad you are here!

  14. Wow, this looks delicious!! I'm allergic to oranges, but I will just sub in more lemon. :)

  15. This sounds so good! There is a silver lining to every cloud! Thanks for joining Tasty Tuesday!

  16. What a gorgeous complete meal, Miz Helen. Citrus and chicken pair so nicely together. Thank you for sharing with us at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  17. I love grilling out and am bummed when the weather wont cooperate. I've been on a citrus, sweet potato, and avocado kick these past 2 weeks, so I'm loving how you incorporated citrus in all three recipes, I bet it was delicious. THANK YOU for sharing with us on the Friday Frenzy link up, and we hope you'll join us again this week!


  18. Yum this looks fabulous. Love citrus with chicken (my son loves lemon on his chicken). Pinned. Would love for you to link up at The Yuck Stops Here! recipe link up. Have a super week.

  19. What a wonderful meal! I'm pinning this. I especially like freezing chicken in the marinade. Thanks!

  20. This looks delicious! I would love for you share it on my Tasty Tuesday recipe link up here! Everything gets pinned and I would love to have you!

  21. Looks yummy. It's nice that you were able to take what could have been a nasty surprise and turn it into a delicious meal! Thanks again for sharing your talents with us on The Yuck Stops Here link party! Keep 'em comin'! HUGS

  22. I am all about finding new chicken recipes to try. Thanks for linking up with Hump Day Happenings, Miz Helen! So glad you joined us again.

  23. This sounds really great! Just the kind of thing my family loves. Thanks for sharing.

  24. I'm kind of a weather junkie...but you just never know what might happen! Great save, Miz Helen. This is a beautiful, colorful plate. Thank you for linking.

  25. This looks and sounds like a very yummy chicken dish thank you Miz Helen!
    I'm always on the hunt for new ideas for the versatile chicken!

    Visiting from Penny's party Tasty Tuesday.

  26. Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again next week!

  27. What lovely flavours you have used in your Citrus Herb Roasted Chicken, Miz Helen. I love the citrus and the fresh herbs. This would make such a delicious spring supper. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.


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