Chicken Surprise

Oh…my…goodness!  What did I just come up with?  I was so overjoyed with the result of this dish.  I was having a second thought creating what I had in mind. I was afraid it might taste strange when I mixed some flavors together.  Well, I proceeded anyway.  And, I was glad I did.   I mean look at this dish!  Another meal you can be proud of serving to your guests.  And, the best part of it is, it’s really easy to make.


Let me tell you the story.  I was in the kitchen thinking what would happened if I combined lemon, garlic and herbs, lemon juice, black pepper, and barbecue seasoning together . After I sprinkled the chicken with the seasoning, it looked like cow’s food.  It was depressing.  But, when the chicken was cooked…oh…the taste…holy guacamole!  The chicken was succulent and so tasty!  My son kept complimenting how good the chicken was.


Let’s create it together.  Shall we?


*Note:  Depending on the heat of your stove, cooking time may require adjustments.


  • 8 pieces of deboned, skinless , and butterflied chicken thighs
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • McCormick Barbecue seasoning
  • Weber Zesty Lemon seasoning
  • McCormick Garlic and herbs seasoning
  • Black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil

Line a plate with a piece of paper towel.  Set aside.  Wash chicken thoroughly and place the chicken on the plate with paper towel.  It will help absorb the excess liquid.   Generously, sprinkle both sides of each chicken thighs with the three seasonings.  Set aside.  Heat a skillet with a lid over medium-high heat and coat with oil when hot.  Add the chicken and cook until brown.  Turn over to the other side.  Cover and cook for 5- 6 minutes. *


The chicken will sweat and creates its own sauce.  Remove the lid.  Squeezed the lemon over chicken.  Do not cover.  Let cook until the sauce thickens, turning the chicken over more than once.


Once the sauce thickens, turn heat to low.  Let the sauce caramelized.  Then, coat the chicken with its own sauce by turning it once or twice.


Serve in an elegant serving dish or simply on a plate over rice or couscous or mashed potato with salad or green beans.  Garnish with chopped parsley and lemon slices.  Enjoy!


6 thoughts on “Chicken Surprise

    • I don’t know what happened to my reply. Sorry about that. Yes, this dish was absolutely delish! My pleasure to share the recipe, Juliet. Thank you too for stopping by and leaving a comment. I appreciate it. Take care! 🙂

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