In the ingredients, you will note that I added a couple of things.
4 tablespoons butter (half stick)
Myth's alterations to the recipe:
3 boneless, skinless chicken split breasts
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon dried taragon
1 cube of chicken boulion, dissolved in 3/4 cup water (or 3/4 cup chicken stock)
about 3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped rosemary leaves
4 sprigs of fresh rosemary, like the sliced lemon
3 peppercorns, ground
substitute for butter: use 1 tablespoon butter and non-stick cooking oil spray
For the chicken boulion, we use low sodium. We add a little bit of kelp.
- Cut chicken lengthwise into inch-wide strips. Mix the flour and taragon in a small bowl. Myth adds in the
ground peppercorns and chopped rosemary.
- Set aside flour and spice mixture. If you prefer low carbs,you may be able to reduce
the carbs by somehow reducing the flour.
- Slice lemon into thin slices and set aside. Discard the ends.
- Melt butter in skillet with medium-high heat or spray with non-stick cooking oil.
- Place chicken into skillet. While cooking, sprinkle a small spoonful of the flour and spice mixture on top of the
- Pour lemon juice on top of chicken. When you turn the chicken, sprinkle more flour & spice mixture until it is
all in the pan and the chicken is cooked thoroughly. Pour boulion or stock onto the chicken. Pour on a little more
lemon juice. Top with lemons. Add rosemary sprigs. Cover and simmer for a minute. Stir and cover again for a
couple of minutes.
- Spoon the entire dish onto serving platter and serve. The cookbook suggests it's
good with Caesar salad and rice.
This recipe is from Fairy Tale Feasts, a children's book of folktales and faery
tales, which are accompanied by recipes. This Lemon Chicken recipe
is allegedly an Italian recipe that accompanies an Italian faery tale. You will note I
say "allegedly an Italian recipe." The
recipes are designed to be simple enough for older kids assisted by adults. Hence,
except for the lemon, I don't know how Italian the reciepe is.
Folktales: Little Shepherd
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