Aromatic Chicken

Orange zest is the colored skin removed from the bitter white part of the orange.  Use a sharp knife or peeler for this.  Melt butter and sauté the chicken, browning on both sides.  Add the rest of the ingredients and cover the pan.  Simmer gently for 30 minutes.  Remove garlic cloves and strips of orange.  Serve over boiled rice.  Garnish with whole orange sections and sprigs of fresh lavender.


  • 3 whole chicken breasts, skinned and split, or 6 thighs with thighs attached, skinned
  • 1 TBS butter
  • ½ pound baby white onions, peeled
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp lavender buds
  • 3 strips orange zest
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preparation Time: 5 mins
  • Cooking Time: 30 mins
  • Serves: 3
  • Difficulty Level: 2
  • Where To Cook: stove top
  • Source: Sara

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