What do you do when your husband is traveling on business and you're solo with three kids? You make life as uncomplicated as possible, that's what. So tonight for dinner, my kids and I are having Chicken with Meyer Lemons, sliced avocado and some sliced mango. Here's the great news: this chicken dish is the easiest thing ever and my kids are crazy about it.
We went grocery shopping this weekend as a family before my husband departed. The kids were intrigued by the Meyer lemons so we bought several. Meyer lemons are a delightful combo of sweet and tangy and they are incredibly juicy. They were recently the subject of a New York Times article and featured in this sea scallop recipe. They have a thinner peel than a regular lemon and when cooked, it is edible and delicious.
I came across a chicken recipe recently that called for (regular) lemons and shallots that was both easy to prepare and tasty. My kids enjoyed it but they both picked off the shallots (more for me!). Today I've made it even easier and made this dish with just the Meyer lemons (no shallots). My kids are going to love it.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place chicken drumsticks on parchment paper in a baking dish.
Slice a Meyer lemon. Place one slice underneath the skin of each drumstick.
Sprinkle with salt, black pepper and garlic powder.
Add one slice of Meyer lemon to the top of each drumstick.
Bake in the oven for approximately 40 minutes or until juices run clear when cut.