Half a Chicken Baked with Cream

The Cream! 

I don’t ever buy it, but when my sister comes to visit she leaves an entire thing of half and half in the fridge..

What to do?


The cream will separate a bit, but mixed with the lemon, it makes a tasty sauce. Jamie Oliver did it with milk!

And it works great with cream too..



  • 1/2 a chicken (or a whole one if you like, but I cut this one in half)
  • some oil
  • lemon pepper (my favorite spice)
  • 1 cup of cream
  • zest of 1 lemon, juice from 1/2 the lemon
  • veggies- sliced onion, bell pepper, mushrooms

Preheat the oven to 450. Rub the half chicken with oil and sprinkle with lemon pepper and season with salt. Place in a big dish, like a cast iron pan. Spread the sliced veggies around the chicken.

Zest the lemon on top of the chicken and around the sides, squeeze on the lemon juice, and then pour on the cream, a little on the chicken and the rest on the veggies..

Cook in a 450 degree oven for 40-45 minutes, until the thigh is 165 degrees. Take the chicken out of the pan and let it rest.

Now, the cream-lemon-chicken sauce is going to look strange and the cream may separate, but you can cook it down a little til it gets a little thicker, and then spoon it on the chicken.

It will look weird, but it will taste goood..



April 15, 2018 Comments (0) Big Dishes, Meat

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