I just love Giada De Laurentiis from the Food Network. I think her and I could be best friends. We are both Italian, we have kids the same age and both love to cook. The only difference is she had a TV show and published cookbooks. Ohh well 😉
Two weeks ago I made an amazing, but simple recipe from her Everyday Italian cookbook.
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- Chicken, cut into 6 pieces (I used Zweber Farms of course)
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
Whisk the first six ingredients together
Pour over chicken pieces. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 1 day.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roast the chicken uncovered until cooked through, about 45 minutes. Using tongs, transfer the chicken to a serving platter. Carefully pour the cooking liquid into a small, heavy saucepan and spoon off the excess oil from atop the cooking liquid. Boil until the liquid reduces by about half and thickens slightly, about 8 minutes.
Pour the sauce over the chicken. Sprinkle parsley and lemon zest over the chicken and serve.
This was fabulous!! Serve with mixed greens salad, brown rice and a cold glass of Organic Valley milk.