Amy Was Here…

Yes, that’s right kids… Amy Hanten of Fox 11’s Living with Amy was in Door County last week doing segments featuring, you guessed it, Door County.  She stayed at Egg Harbor Lodge along with her daughter Ireland, Producer Abbey and their camera dude (can’t remember his name).  I thought Amy and I were going to do a recipe together but when she got here she was like nooo… just you.  JUST ME?!  I thought it wouldn’t be fit for TV but it aired on Monday and wasn’t quite as horrible as I remembered.

My stalker friend Bruce Hill from the Lull-Abi Inn of Egg Harbor took these pics.  As for my recipe Grilled Lemon Chicken… it was good if I do say so myself.  Here is the recipe…


¼ cup good olive oil
3 T minced garlic (about 9 cloves)
½ cup or so dry white wine
1 T grated lemon zest (about 2 lemons)
2 T freshly squeezed lemon juice (no substitutes)
1 ½ t. dried oregano (in the summer I use fresh but use more)
1 t minced fresh thyme
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
4 bone-in skin on chicken breasts cut in half
1 lemon

Light the grill and using indirect heat (or in the oven at 400 degrees).  Charcoal works best.

Warm the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium low heat, add the garlic and cook for just a minute but don’t allow the garlic to turn brown.  Off the heat add the white wine, lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, thyme, and 1 teaspoon salt and pour into a 9×12 foil baking pan.

Pat the chicken breasts dry and place them skin sides up over the sauce.  Brush the chicken breasts with olive oil and sprinkle them liberally with salt and pepper.  Cut the lemon in wedges and tuck it among the pieces of chicken.

Depending on the size of the chicken breasts cook between 45 to an hour.    Use an instant read thermometer to make sure the breasts are fully cooked.  If they don’t look brown enough remove the pan and place chicken breasts skin side down on the hot part of the grill for just a couple minutes.  If using the oven, place under broiler for a the same. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes.  Sprinkle with salt and serve hot with the pan juices.

I like Amy… she is a great cook and is really a sweet person.  She has a blog The Cooking Mom where she did recent blogs about Lautenbach’s Orchard Country and Casey’s BBQ and Smokehouse.  Amy also has a cookbook The Cooking Mom with tons of great recipes… You can pick it up at Main Street Market.

No... Sarah is not an Amazon... Amy is short.

Polly Helm from Door County Nature Works was on the same show as me with decorating tips for the bedroom.  On today’s show, she did a segment on the Mission Grille with a Lobster Bisque that looked phenomenal.  I know they filmed quite a few places which is a bonus for Door County…thanks Amy and crew and remember, you are always welcome in Door County!

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