Lemon and milk braised chicken

Lynnda Cloutier


This recipe is from Jamie Oliver who toss in milk and lemon zest with this roast chicken and out came a succulent masterpiece.


★★★★★ 1 vote



Add to Grocery List

  • ·
    one whole chicken, 4 to 5 pounds
  • ·
    kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • ·
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ·
    2 cups milk
  • ·
    zest of two lemons
  • ·
    10 cloves garlic, peeled and lightly smashed
  • ·
    one half cinnamon stick
  • ·
    5 to 8 large sage leaves
  • ·
    two sprigs rosemary, 3 inches each

How to Make Lemon and milk braised chicken


  1. preheat oven to 375°. Discard chicken neck and any included giblets. Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season generously with kosher salt and black pepper, including inside the cavity. Place a 4 quarts or larger Dutch oven or heavy oven safe pot or pan over high heat. Add butter. When it melts and foams, add chicken. Brown chicken over high heat 10 minutes, using Tongs to turn over. When chicken is evenly Golden Brown, turn it breast side down in pot and pour in milk.
  2. Bring to a simmer, then turn off heat.
    Add to milk the lemon zest, garlic cloves, cinnamon, Sage, and Rosemary. Cover pot with a lid or foil and roast 45 minutes. Remove lid and roast until a thermometer inserted into thickest part of the thigh registers 165°, 30 to 45 minutes more. Remove from oven and carve or shredded chicken. It should pull off the bone easily. If needed, add salt to sauce to taste. Serve, spooning sauce from pan over meat. Makes four servings.

Printable Recipe Card

About Lemon and milk braised chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken

Show 1 Comment & Review

22 Mouth-watering Fried Chicken Recipes

22 Mouth-Watering Fried Chicken Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Fried chicken makes everything better. Here are 22 oh-so-wonderful recipes to make homemade fried chicken!

25 Delicious Recipes For Newlyweds

25 Delicious Recipes for Newlyweds

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Now that you've done that whole marriage thing, tackling these delicious recipes shouldn't be a problem. From breakfast to dinner to dessert, these are recipes any newlywed should be able...

Easy Grilled Chicken Recipes

Easy Grilled Chicken Recipes

Kitchen Crew

When the weather gets warmer, my grill gets a workout. Chicken becomes a staple in my dinner rotation and grilled chicken is seriously one of the simplest meals to prepare...