Mama was a working woman (still is!), so she didn’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. Most of her meals took little time to prepare, but they were so  tasty, like this lemon chicken.


1 whole chicken, cut up
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 t oregano
10 cloves chopped garlic
6 T olive oil
1/2 cup dry white wine

Squeeze the juice of the lemon into a small bowl. Add 4 T of the olive oil,  the oregano, and the garlic. Mix.Lemon Chicken (5)

Pour over the chicken and marinate in the refrigerator for an hour.

Brown the chicken over a medium-high heat in 2 T olive oil. Add the white wine, and salt and pepper to taste. Lower the heat to medium-low, cover the pot, and simmer for 30 minutes. Baste after about 15 minutes, adding a little water or broth (1/4-1/2 cup) if necessary.

You’ll end up with tender chicken, and a beautiful caramel-colored gravy.

Bon appétit!