The recipe is halved on purpose, because the lavender chicken has all the right potential for a dreamy date night like Valentine’s Day.

INGREDIENTS Of Lavender Chicken

  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 2 sprigs of thyme, leaves pulled off stem
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 pieces of bone-in, skin-on chicken, either breast or leg
  • Pinch of salt

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Direction Of Lavender Chicken

  1. Crush the lavender using either a mortar and pestle or a rolling pin. In a large bowl, combine the crushed lavender, oil, honey, thyme, zest and lemon juice.
  2. Mix well. Add the chicken pieces and place the marinade on the chicken until it is well coated. Cover and marinate for 30 minutes (or up to 4 hours).
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 ° F. Put the chicken and marinade in the roasting pan. Sprinkle the top with salt.
  4. Roast the chicken for 45 minutes, turning the pieces halfway.
  5. Cook the chicken until it has an internal temperature of 165 ° F or when the thickest part is pierced with a skewer, the juices are clear (not red or pink).
  6. Serve the chicken with cooking juices poured everywhere.