Living with someone is great. It’s those little things that make it extra special. Coming home to
a handwritten note saying I love you, a finished home project, clean dishes, or even a home cooked meal.
This boy has really been a fabulous roommate. I will choose to forget about the clean clothes that are never put away and the toilet seat that is constantly left up (that I almost fell in while half asleep the other night).
Last night I came home to a delicious home cooked meal. The meal of choice was lemon chicken with mushrooms and caramelized onions. I know what you may be thinking…Kristen this is your blog, not his. But it was just too delicious not to share. And it is a one pan meal. And aren’t you guys getting sick of all my soup recipes?? Enough said.
Swanky Boyfriend’s Lemon Chicken with Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions (serves 4)
- 4 chicken breasts
- 4 lemons, 2 juiced and 2 sliced
- 1 pound portobello mushrooms, sliced
- 2 sweet white onions, sliced
- 10 cloves garlic, chopped
- 3 tablespoons dried thyme
- Sprinkle of salt and pepper
- 4 tablespoons olive oil (to lightly coat pan)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Start by chopping up mushrooms,
onions, and garlic. In a large roasting pan lightly coat with olive oil. Layer vegetables and lemons and top with chicken. Add garlic and other seasonings to the pan.
Bake in oven for approximately 1 hour, turning chicken breasts over half way. *times may vary depending on the size of chicken breasts. Remove from oven and let cool. Dish out chicken and top with onions, mushrooms, and lemon slices. Serve warm.
It’s not just cause I love him, but this chicken was fantastic. I loved the slight hint of lemon you get in each bite.
The caramelized onions and mushrooms were the perfect accompaniment, adding both sweet and savory flavors to the dish.
This has the trifecta: easy, healthy, and flavorful! The best part…since it’s just him and I, we have leftovers!
For some reason, I am exhausted this week. Perhaps it was too much fun this weekend that did me in. I start work a bit later tomorrow so I am hoping for a bit of sleeping in and some much needed bootcamp time. And with that, I am off to snuggle with my roommate.
Do you have a roommate? What is the best thing you love about your roommate? If not, what is the best thing you love about living alone?