My Favorite Lemon-Garlic Sauce for Roasted Chicken

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Chicken is delicious served simply in its own juices, but this sauce is so delicious that you might want to double the recipe.


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makes 1 cup
10 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 large
    head of garlic, cloves separated and peeled
  • 2
    1-inch wide lemon peel strips
  • 1 can(s)
    low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 sprig(s)
    each sage and oregano, if desired
  • 1/4 c
    butter, softened

How to Make My Favorite Lemon-Garlic Sauce for Roasted Chicken


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan and add garlic cloves and lemon peel. Saute over medium-low heat, stirring frequently until garlic just starts to brown in a few spots.
  2. Add broth, water and herbs; simmer to reduce by about half. Discard herb sprigs and lemon peel.
  3. Transfer broth mixture to a blender; process until smooth. Return garlic puree to the saucepan and whisk in butter over very low heat until smooth. Sauce can be re-warmed before serving.

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About My Favorite Lemon-Garlic Sauce for Roasted Chicken

Course/Dish: Gravies
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat Low Carb
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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