My F&W
quick save (...)

Lemon Chicken with Golden Raisins

  • SERVINGS: 10

This succulent chicken dish is best made with thin-skinned lemons, which have less bitter white pith than their thick-skinned counterparts. Thin-skinned lemons are smooth and soft; when you give them a light squeeze you should be able to feel the pulp inside.

  1. 1/2 cup golden raisins
  2. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  3. 6 medium skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  4. 6 medium skinless chicken thighs
  5. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  6. 1 large white onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
  7. 1 1/2 small thin-skinned lemons, thinly sliced crosswise
  8. 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  9. 2 cups chicken stock or canned low-sodium broth
  1. In a small bowl, soak the raisins in 1/2 cup of warm water until softened, about 20 minutes; drain the raisins.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet. Season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper and add the breasts to the skillet. Cook over moderately high heat until golden on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Turn the breasts and cook until golden, about 4 minutes longer; transfer to a plate. Heat 1/2 tablespoon of the oil in the skillet and repeat the process with the thighs.
  3. Heat the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of oil in the skillet. Add the onion and sauté over moderately high heat until translucent, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
  4. Arrange the thighs in the middle of the skillet and the breasts around the sides. Slip the lemon slices, sautéed onion and raisins between the chicken pieces and sprinkle with the cumin. Pour the chicken stock into the skillet and bring to a simmer over moderately high heat. Cover and simmer until the breasts are cooked through, about 10 minutes. Transfer the breasts to a large deep platter and cover with foil. Continue simmering the thighs, turning once, until cooked through, about 10 minutes longer. Add to the platter and surround with the lemon slices. Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve.
Make Ahead The cooked chicken can be refrigerated overnight. Rewarm in a 325° oven.
You Might Also Like


Average Rating



Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.