There's nothing like cooking with fresh herbs. They add life and fun to otherwise boring dishes, and just a touch of the right herb can make us look and feel like seasoned chefs. Your kitchen even smells better when a dish with fresh herbs is in the oven. Feel free to add or substitute herbs when cooking lemon-herbed chicken with dill sauce, but users beware, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Adding too many fresh herbs to a dish can be overpowering. Start with just a pinch of an herb, especially if it's one you're not familiar with. Keep tasting and add more in small ingredients until you've got it just right.
The side dish has the power to make or break a meal. Lemon-herbed chicken dishes are often served with a side of rice, and this one is no exception. Set your chicken on a bed of fluffy white or brown rice and top it with the yogurt dill sauce for a light and simple crowd pleaser. If you're looking for something heavier, try it on noodles. Double the yogurt dill sauce recipe so you don't end up with dry pasta.
To really pack a punch with your chicken, make it ahead of time. Coat the chicken with the lemon mixture, cover and refrigerate for at least an hour and up to four hours. You'll be surprised how much difference a little soaking time can make.
No one wants to spend a nice day cooped up in the kitchen. When you're making lemon-herbed chicken with yogurt dill sauce, you don't have to be. Try skipping the oven and cooking your coated chicken on the grill.
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