Robyn's Roasted Lemon And Rosemary Chicken

Good morning, friends. . .and happy Thursday!
Any big plans for the upcoming weekend?
Whether you are headed off somewhere or simply staying home to relax 
I hope you have a beautiful time.

Now. . .how about a delicious recipe to enjoy with your loved ones over the weekend :)
Robyn and I have known each other for a while now 
and her kindness, friendship, and food blog have been a highlight in my life.
Robyn puts together not only delicious and appetizing recipes,
but also healthy and inspiring meals.
She is a genius at whipping up food with unique ingredients
that make for an oh-so-good food experience.

I made this divine roasted lemon and rosemary chicken dish
for the Mother and Daughter Banquet that was held at my church in May.
The ladies raved about this dish {I am not exaggerating} and many asked for the recipe.
Thanks, Robyn! :)

I made the recipe just like Robyn's, but when the chicken was done cooking 
I laid the chicken, lemons, artichokes, and rosemary on a bed of cooked wild rice
and then poured the remaining sauce over everything.
Wow, was is ever good!

My friends, you will not be disappointed with this yummy recipe
and it's the perfect dish to enjoy over the weekend.
Simply click on the link below for the recipe:

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I mentioned I took this dish to the Mother and Daughter Banquet
and I thought I would share some photos :)
I was given the privilege of decorating. . .it was truly a joy and blessing!
The theme was "Grow in Grace."
I will let the pictures {there are a lot} do most of the talking.
Enjoy. . .

You know me. . .lace and pearls are my friends :)

The cans of flowers were given away as gifts 
to mothers, grandmothers, and daughters.

I went with a burlap and lace theme along with sweet birds :)
These jars were wrapped in burlap and filled with moss.
The turquoise flowers were found at Michaels for only $1.50.

The Devotions From The Garden book was put to good use.
I placed it in a cookbook holder and left it open to a page on "Pruning."
I received this book to review and I absolutely love it!
I would highly recommend this devotional. 

Simple tissue pom-poms sat in the windows
with a doily and pearls.

The tables were put together so that everyone could sit by each other
and enjoy sweet fellowship :)
I laid out a strips of burlap and on top was a looong table runner 
that I sewed together for this special occasion.

Logs were also used for the centerpieces 
and underneath were simple doilies.
I also made burlap and lace silverware holders
and I clipped on a bird clothespin to the top edge.

Flowers right in front of the food table.

Thanks for the visit, my friends!
Enjoy the upcoming weekend - may it be delightful and relaxing!
Don't forget to check out Robyn's tasty recipe :)

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Anonymous said...

What a coincidence -- I just made lemon pepper chicken (quite similar to this but with different spices?) last night for dinner! Yours looks delicious and next time I'll try it with rosemary.

Vee said...

You made raw chicken look good! Amazing! (John is not a fan of lemon so I must pass, but I was tempted!) What a lovely Mother~Daughter Banquet. (I like the barrel used as a pedestal...cute! )

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

The chicken dish sounds wonderful, my friend, and,I will definitely check out the recipe.
You decorated the room so beautifully for the banquet! Of course, your signature lace and pearls are always so special. I especially love the log pedestals used down the center of the table. I'm sure all the ladies enjoyed themselves immensely. You use those lovely hands of yours, which God gifted you with, for cooking, creating, sewing and decorating. Love and hugs!

Cranberry Morning said...

All the displays for the banquet are just beautiful, Stephanie! I also like your lemon chicken photos. I once did a post on the time I accidentally grabbed lavender from my herb garden, rather than rosemary. We had lavender lemon chicken. Believe me, I make sure to double check now. LOL

Robyn said...

Oh my goodness, Stephanie, thank you so much for the shoutout! Your chicken looks absolutely delicious and I love that you added rice and used the sauce to flavor. Great job!
You have put so much time, care and attention to your event and I'm sure it was much appreciated. Everything looks so lovely and welcoming. You're so talented, my friend!
You have made this a very special day for me, sweet lady. Thanks so very much!
Lots of love to you.

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh, dear friend! What a beautiful , beautiful event...and you did a perfectly splendid job of decorating and making the room lovely and bright...I am sure many dear ladies were blessed and loved everything you did to make them feel special! I love ladies get togethers...especially when it is for mothers and daughters!
I adore your idea to place logs on the tables as centrepieces...adds such a wonderful rustic charm, and the tissue pom-poms are so darling:)
Hmmm...I love cooking so much, and lemon is a favourite ingredient of mine! I will have to try this delicious looking recipe...yours turned out amazingly and looks very good!
Thank you for the inspiration today...always a treat to come by and see what you've been busy with:)
Love and hugs!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

ooh...I have lemon, fresh rosemary, chicken and artichokes! Perfect. Now I know how to prepare the chicken for dinner tonight!

Jo@awholeplotoflove said...

Wow, your meal looks delightful, perfect the warmer weather. A mother & daughters banquet sounds such a great thing to be part of, you did a fantastic job with the decorating x

NanaDiana said...

That chicken sounds absolutely delicious! I love rosemary on chicken. You did a great job on the decorations for the mother/daughter fete. What a fun thing to decorate for. I am sure it was just wonderful!!! xo Diana

Elizabethd said...

It all looks lovely, very graceful gardeny (if that's a word!)

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Stephanie, the chicken dish looks absolutely beautiful and delicious! What a blessing to have Robyn as a friend to share these yummy and health recipes! What beautiful decorations you've made for the mother-daughter banquet, and I'm sure you blessed many! Much love and hugs, dear friend!

Debbie said...

90% of what we eat, chicken!! i pinned this, it looks fabulous!!! and a lovely room, decorated beautifully for your special event!!

Home Meadows said...

Thanks for sharing the link to the recipe. It looks and sounds wonderful. Hope you are having a great day. Heather

Sylvia said...

I am always looking for new ways to make chicken and this looks so good and easy,Stephanie. Your Mother-Daughter banquet looks so nice, it is so good to have that time of fellowship with each other.
Have a wonderful weekend my friend.
Hugs, Sylvia

mamasmercantile said...

It all looked beautiful, such a lovely inspirational table setting loved it all.

Debby Ray said...

Oh my, that chicken dish looks so yummy! And you did a marvelous job decorating for your banquet! I love the theme...and the logs added a great touch! Thank you for sharing the recipe and your decorations with us!

Debbie Harris said...

Oh yum! Right now in starvin marvin!! I will certainly make this dish since chicken is a mainstay for me. Maybe I could make it for grandpa Bill while we are visiting. :-)
Dad and I just took a lovely walk into town and stopped in at the market. I bought another Phil Coulter tape, and the sweet older gentleman that looks after them gave me one free just because. :-)
Wasn't that sweet of him? :-)
Your decorating sure turned out beautiful, Stephanie.

Have a lovely day my dear.
Much love ~ mom

Anonymous said...

Your decorations at the party are so lovely! I love the little birds and flowers on the logs- that was so clever! All of the little lovely details really made it all come together so beautifully! :) What fun you all must have had!

That chicken dish sounds (and looks) absolutely divine! I'm going to have to print that one out and make it sometime. Pretty much anything with chicken is a winner over here ;) And the wild rice would really add a nice touch- a favorite of mine!

Thank you for this lovely post, as always! It's always such a delight to come and visit you- I always leave your blog with a smile and much encouragement!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! We're going to a horse show on Friday and Saturday night, and that's always a yearly highlight and lots of fun! Here's hoping the weather isn't too hot and it doesn't rain ;)

Sending you lots of love and blessings, dear friend! <3

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow Stephanie that chicken dish looks amazing and I would love to make it too. Thanks for sharing about this recipe. I just love your decorations you made for the table. You just make everything look so fun and festive. Have a wonderful weekend.
Julie xo

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

The recipe looks wonderful, Stephanie, and your Mother-Daughter dinner decorations look so very pretty! The ladies must have been so pleased to enjoy the delicious chicken and all the beautiful decorations and favors! So sweet! <3 Hugs xo Karen

My Garden Diaries said...

So going to make that chicken!! It looks incredible! I love lemon with anything!! And how lucky are they to have you decorate for this event! I was taken with your vignettes with the pearls! Just gorgeous! And your natural components that you incorporated are fantastic! Such a pretty setting for the party! Wishing you a blessed end to your week my friend! Nicole xo

Sola Scriptura said...

You did a lovely job decorating for the banquet. Well done! Thank you for the recipe idea, it looks delicious. Hugs to you.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

OOOHHHH yum, I know my husband would love that - may have to try that soon. Thanks for the delicious inspiration!!


Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

This was perfect timing to come by and read your blog this afternoon! I had chicken thawing, and changed my intentions for it, and went and made your rosemary lemon chicken - it is in the oven right now, and oh my, it sure smells good! I didn't have the sprigs of fresh rosemary, but used some dried, and added rice to the pan and placed the chicken on top. I can't wait to have it for dinner! Thanks again for the wonderful inspiration here... and your ladies banquet was nothing short of amazing! All the sweet touches, what a treat for all who came! You are such a talented lady :) Thanks again for the inspiration I found here today! :)

Mari said...

Everything looks so cute! I love burlap and lace, the watering cans are so cute and so are the birds. I'm saving the recipe too! Thanks!

Anne Payne said...

I get so many good ideas from you, Stephanie! We eat a lot of chicken so I am always looking for new recipes. I will definitely try this one. And I just adore the burlap and lace decorating theme, along with the pearls and wood! So pretty!!!! I hope you've had a blessed week so far. {{hugs}}

Barbara Neubeck said...

..hello Stephanie... I love the Pansies in their shiny containers....and the curtains at the little windows are beautiful... you did a wonderful job with the decorating...
have a great weekend..
Hugs... Barb xxxx

Linda said...

Stephanie, does your sweet Mother have the same talent as you? I need to 'borrow' you (smiles)--you have so much talent. The recipe looks yummy...nice to see you my sweet friend. Blessings

Nikki said...

As always your pictures are beautiful! Your food looks wonderful. :) It looks like a blessed time was probably had by all.

Margie said...


You decorations at your church event are beautiful!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Stephanie you did a wonderful job decorating for the banquet, and the dish looks wonderful that you took too, I bet it was a fun time of fellowship!!

Celestina Marie said...

Good Evening Dear Stephanie, Oh the chicken dish looks so good. I bet it was yummy. You did an amazing job decorating the banquet room for the gathering. Every detail is special and I am so inspired. Love the Grow In Grace theme and displayed on the wall. I can imagine everyone had a wonderful time. You are so very talented and a blessing to all with your time to make the fellowship so special.
Wishing you a wonderful Friday and great weekend ahead.
Hugs and Blessings dear one!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oooh! Look at the little bluebirds here! I don't know where to start....first of all, isn't Robyn a darling woman? She is so warm and friendly and her recipes are great being healthy and so delicious! I love lemon on my chicken any way!

Then there are your centerpieces. The little watering cans, but those bluebirds did it to me!

Dear one, I am back to blogging. Come over if you get a chance. I hope you are well and rested. Anita

hobbyloes said...

I think this chicken recipe is marvellous!!
What a nice idea: a mother-daughter banket, all decorations looks so nice.
I bake apple, fruit- and marzepan cakes for our Church.
It's rewarding work to do something for the Church.

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Well done! Love how you decorated (that little bird is adorable) and the play on words with spiritual and garden growth. Thanks for the recipe. It looks fabulous. ; )

Anna said...

What a yummy post !!!
The decorations are so lovely !!!!
Have a fun !

Sarah said...

Beautiful job decorating for the mother daughter banquet! : ) I am sure you all had a lovely time!

handmade by amalia said...

I love the decorations - you put so much into the details.

Mrs. Smith said...

The banquet turned out so pretty! Thank you for showing us the pictures and sharing the yummy looking chicken recipe. It looks healthy and delicious!

Linda Walker said...

Dear Stephanie,
Everything looks perfectly in place! What a wonderful job you did decorating. It is obvious that you put so much thought and effort into decorating for this event! Your little touches made it so special for these lucky ladies of all ages! Your chicken dish looks scrumptious and I am always on the lookout for a new chicken dish! Will be giving that one a try for sure!

Mindy said...

Such a sweet atmosphere you created for the ladies of your church! Love that you cooked one of Robyn's recipes too :) Have a great weekend Stephanie!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

That recipe is just so elegant and perfect for a group of ladies. Such pretty decorating! My, what a lot of work you did! Your love of sewing pretties shines through!

Stacy said...

The chicken looks delicious - rosemary and lemon is a classic combo. It looks like you were the right lady to decorate the banquet. I love that you used pansies and fresh moss.

My thrift store addiction said...

Stephanie, I bake all of my chicken with rosemary from my garden--even for chicken salad ;) Your decorations for the mother-daughter event are so charming--just lovely! Blessings, Cecilia

Sheryl said...

Thank you for sharing your banquet photos, always difficult to decorate large areas, you did a great job.... best not to look at the chicken dish right now, it is lunch time... just too tempting.

Vicky Hunt said...

Wow, Stephanie, you did a beautiful job decorating for the mother/daughter luncheon. It is just gorgeous. I love the colors you used and the planks of wood are such a perfect touch. I love mixing elements like the3 wood with lace and pearls. So pretty! I'm sure all the ladies enjoyed it! The lemon chicken dish is so pretty and looks quite tasty as well. Have a lovely day my friend!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

Oh how I wish I had even an iota of your eye and talent for decorating. Everything you do looks so welcoming!

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