Let's Dish With Linda Lou

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My Retro Dish, Lemon Garlic Chicken

on September 24, 2014

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When I found this casserole dish in my cabinet, I knew it was time to bring out the big guns. This empty corning ware dish was has been in my family for many, many years. As I was staring at it, the memories of my Mom’s lemon garlic chicken came rushing back, and how super delicious it was. Then I saw a special on an Italian family style restaurant, that you needed a year, at least, to even get a reservation. They made their restaurant version of lemon garlic chicken that looked absolutely amazing. Now my mother’s was the only one that I’d ever had, but was my favorite of her dishes. When I was a young mother, I would make this dish, using her recipe and I made it for a girlfriend of mine named, Cheri. I can remember that when she took that first bite, she knew then why I’m always saying, “tastethelove”.  Cheri and I spent every day together in those early years, and sometimes I don’t know how I made it through the being a single mom without her in my life. Whenever I was unsure of what to make for dinner, it was never an issue or even up for discussion, she always wanted lemon garlic chicken. I’ve been cooking a lot longer now, I’ve learned so much from reading cook books and watching cooking shows, that I wanted to dedicate this updated version of my mother’s recipe to a very special friend and mother who has given me, memories that I will treasure the rest of my life. Cheri, this post, and the recipe to follow is all for you. I know that  today, you have given up eating meat, but maybe you’ll make it for your family and this tradition will carry on. Thanks for being you.

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