Lemon Garlic Salmon with Lemon Rice Pilaf Recipe! 

All of the ingredients

Salmon Ingredients:

1 Salmon filet

1 garlic clove finely chopped

1 tsp finely chopped cilantro (or dried cilantro)

Garlic pepper or adobo or salt and pepper (you can use you favorite seasoning of choice) 

1/2 lemon 

Salmon Directions:

1. Season both sides with your choice seasonings and cilantro.

2. Squeeze juice of half of a lemon on both sides of salmon filet.

3. Put salmon in ziplock bag and marinate for at least 30 minutes. This step is optional but highly recommended for better flavor!

4. Turn oven on to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, wrap salmon in foil, put onto a baking sheet and leave in oven for 10 minutes.

Marinated salmon wrapped in foil before going into oven

5. Take out of oven and salmon should be a light pink color once it’s done. 

6. Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!

Rice Ingredients:

1 1/2 tbsp olive oil or butter

2 cloves garlic finely chopped 

1/2 onion finely chopped

1 1/2 cups long grain rice (rinsed twice) 

1 1/4 cup chicken broth

1 cup water

1 larger lemon 

1 tbsp lemon zest

4 tbsp lemon juice

Salt and pepper 

1 tbsp finely chopped parsley (or dried parsley)

1 tbsp basil seasoning

Rice Directions:

1. Heat oil or butter over medium heat in a large saucepan or pot.

2. Add chopped garlic and onions. Cook for 5 minutes until translucent.

Garlic and onions cooking

3. Stir in rice with the garlic and onions.

Rice stirred into the garlic and onions

4. Add chicken broth and water to the rice and stir. Cover pan with a lid and bring to a simmer. Then turn heat on low.

Chicken broth and water added

5. Cook for 15 minutes or until water is evaporated. 

*If rice is not all the way done at the end of the 15minutes (which happened to me), sprinkle about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water over the rice and mix around a bit. And let cook for about 5 minutes longer. 

6. Once rice is fully cooked, remove from stove and let rest for about 5 minutes with lid still on. 

7. Stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, herbs, salt and pepper. 

Lemon zest, lemon juice, herbs, and seasonings added to rice

8. Now you can enjoy your delicious Lemon Rice Pilaf that you just made! 

The finished product!

This dish was so delicious! And it’s so easy to make! 

If you try out this recipe, comment below and let me know how it turned out! 

Happy Cooking! =)

Homemade Chicken Francaise Dinner Recipe! 

I knew I would be cooking chicken for dinner last night but didn’t know what to make. So I turned to my handy dandy Pinterest app and start browsing recipes and decided that I had enough of the ingredients in my kitchen to try out a Chicken Francaise Recipe! 

*Chicken Francaise Ingedients:

6-8 boneless chicken breasts

4 tbsp butter

1/2 c canola oil

3 large eggs

1/4 cup lemon juice

2 tbsp milk

1 tbsp Parsley or parsley flakes (or use Basil leaves and/or Italian seasoning as a substitute) 

Garlic Pepper or your favortite seasoning of choice 

2 cups all purpose flour

*Lemon Sauce Ingredients:

5 tbsp butter

2 cups of chicken broth (can be substituted with water) 

1/3 cup white wine (optional)

1 tsp Parsley or substitute for Basil and Italian seasoning

2 lemons

Salt and Pepper to taste

I actually cut my chicken breasts in half using my amazing Farberware Stainless Steel Knife 

 It cut through the chicken so easily as if it was a stick of butter! I love it! 


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit 

In bowl #1, add 3 eggs, 1/4 c lemon juice, 2 tbsp milk, basil/ital. seasoning, a dash of salt and whisk together.

In bowl #2, add 2 cups of flour seasoned with garlic pepper and Italian seasoning and mix together.

Dip each chicken breast into flour first, then the egg wash and do until all pieces have been coated. 

In your  Artisanal Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet (or you can use a large frying pan), melt 4 tbsp butter and add 1/2 cup of canola oil.

Cook chicken 3-4 minutes on each side or until it has been lightly browned on both sides.

Chicken being browned on both sides in Artisanal Cast Iron Skillet

Put all cooked chicken on baking pan and place in preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for about 15 mins (depending on thickness of chicken breast may need to cook longer) to make sure chicken is cooked through. 

Check on chicken occasionally to make sure chicken doesn’t get dry and overcooked.


While chicken is in oven, melt about 5 tbsp of butter in a medium sauce pan and melt the butter using medium heat.  

Did you check on the chicken yet?!

Add juice from 2 lemons, 1/3 cup of white wine, 1 tsp of basil and Italian seasoning, 2 cups of water or chicken broth, salt and pepper to taste and mix together. 

Bring mixture to a slow boil while stirring occasionally and let boil for about 5 minutes on low heat.

If you haven’t already you should’ve taken out the chicken from the oven at this point. 

Transfer chicken to a serving tray and pour the juicy lemon sauce all over your chicken! Slice a few lemon rounds and sprinkle some parsley ontop of chicken to add for garnish! (Which I forgot to do by the way oops! LOL)

I also made a side of penne pasta with marina sauce along with Texas Toast Garlic Bread! Yum! 

The dinner turned out so well for it being my first time! So in that case I’ll be trying this recipe again in the future! 

If you try out this recipe, let know how it turned out for you! Good luck!