Lavender is a herb typically used to scent potpourri and soaps due to it delicate and aromatic floral scent, but paired with the right food it’s also an amazing companion to some delicious recipes! Lavender comes from the same family as mint and many other popular herbs, and can offer a very pleasant flavor when used with the right combinations. This lavender chicken recipe is delicate, unique and flavorful and will definitely satisfy the foodie in you!
1 lemon, zest and juice
2 sprigs of thyme, leaves pulled off stem
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 drops of lavender
2 tablespoons honey
2 pieces of bone-in, skin-on chicken, either breast or leg
Pinch of salt
Combine lavender oil, olive oil, honey, thyme, and lemon zest and juice. Mix well. Add chicken pieces and spoon marinade over chicken until well coated. Cover and marinate for 30 minutes (or up to 4 hours).
Preheat oven to 400°F. Put chicken and marinade into roasting pan. Sprinkle tops of chicken with salt. Roast chicken for 45 minutes, turning pieces over halfway. Cook chicken until it has an internal temperature of 165°F or when thickest part is pierced with a skewer, the juices run clear (not red or pink). Serve chicken with cooking juices poured over and around.
Serve with a salad or roasted veggies for a delightful meal!
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