Braised Chicken with Lemon and Garlic
NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk 12 oz
NET 12 fl oz (354 mL)
- 1 (3 to 4 pounds) whole chicken, cut-up
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 lemons
- 1 can (12 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
- 8 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Pat chicken pieces dry with a paper towel. Heat oil in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Brown chicken pieces in pan 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from heat and place chicken pieces into a heavy-bottomed roasting pan.
Zest the lemons and then squeeze to retain the juice. In a small bowl, combine lemon juice and zest, evaporated milk, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper. Pour mixture over chicken in roasting pan.
Cook chicken 20-30 minutes, until internal temperature of chicken is 175° F. Occasionally baste the chicken with the cooking liquid throughout the cooking process.
Transfer the chicken and sauce to a platter to serve. Optional accompaniments include wild grain rice, farro, or crusty bread.