Lavender Honey Chicken

17 Mar

Recipe Swap{via}

The French lawyer and epicure, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin once stated, “The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star.” I could not agree more. When I was advised by my dear friend Ana that there was a Pen Pal Recipe Swap, I could not resist to sign up! The idea was to connect with other creatives through the exchange of recipes.

I was paired with Lauren of My Favorite F Words. Her blog regularly highlights variations of her favorite F words, including faith and family. Food, another F word, happens to be something she also enjoys. When we were paired she sent me a recipe for Lavender Honey Chicken. Knowing that the recipe was near and dear to her heart, I couldn’t wait to try it out.

Lavender Honey Chicken Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp. culinary lavender buds
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 minced clove of garlic
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • the juice of 1 lemon

Lavender Honey ChickenMethod:

  1. Rub chicken thighs with salt, pepper, and lavender buds; let sit for at least 30 minutes
  2. Melt butter with olive oil in skillet
  3. Add minced garlic and onion to skillet; cook until tender but do not brown
  4. Add chicken to skillet; brown it on all sides but do not cook all the way through
  5. Put lemon juice and honey in a small bowl; microwave for a few seconds and then stir together (the heat helps the two mix together easily)
  6. Add lemon and honey mixture to skillet
  7. Lower heat and cover the skillet to steam cook chicken all the way through
  8. After the chicken is cooked through, turn up the heat to create a caramelized glaze

Lavender Honey ChickenNotes:

  • You can use any kind of chicken just try to use thin pieces of chicken OR cut the chicken down to bite size pieces; if you don’t, the chicken will become dry.
  • I usually serve this over rice and use the excess glaze as a sauce, it is divine!
  • Yes, you can taste the lavender – and it tastes just like summer, something that Lauren and I both need in our snowy tundra homes! It’s supposed to be spring in 3 days. Let’s hope the weather reflects that!

Have you ever partaken in a pen pal recipe / food swap?

4 Responses to “Lavender Honey Chicken”

  1. Diana Mieczan March 17, 2014 at 2:39 pm #

    YUM! Looks scrumptious and I adore the idea of pen pal recipe swap. How cool is that? Kisses, darling.

    • Elizabeth Halle March 18, 2014 at 7:23 pm #

      If you’re up for it, I’d love to do it with you! What a fun way to engage with bloggers right?

  2. alainaisbouts March 17, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    i’ve never done this kind of swap before but what a fun idea!

    • Elizabeth Halle March 18, 2014 at 7:22 pm #

      It is so fun — we should do one with just Boston bloggers as a way of getting to know our culinary selves better 😉

      I’d probably send out bolognese though haha!

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