Sunday, December 12, 2010

Easy Roasted Chicken Breast

Oli, here's an easy way to cook chicken breasts for a delicious and nutritious dinner. This can be your main protein and you can add whichever side dishes you want. For this dinner, I used rice and haricot verts (French green beans). Quick tip, you can mix half white rice and half brown rice - you get the same consistency as sticky white rice, but with some texture and healthy stuff from the brown rice.

1. Ingredients you need: chicken breasts (I used split chicken breasts on the bone and with the skin on), garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2. Make a quick marinade by combining some olive oil, chopped garlic (I used about 2 cloves), a generous pinch of salt, and some pepper.  Toss the chicken in this mixture and then lay out on some foil on a baking sheet. Remember, you can add other stuff to the marinade like chopped ginger, lemon zest/juice, soy sauce, anything!

3. Bake the chicken about 40 minutes or check on it periodically until the tops are golden brown and the skin is nice and crispy.  Having the bone in and the skin on will make a more moist chicken.

4.  I used some of that yummy chicken juice/fat to saute the hericot verts.  For those, blanch them in some salted, boilng water until they turn bright green.  Take them out and shock them in some ice water.  Drain the water.  Then toss them in the hot pan with the chicken juice/fat with a splash of soy sauce.  You won't need extra salt because there's salt in the marinade and soy sauce.  Then serve with the chicken and some rice.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! This is AWESOME! I've been waiting for a BLOG just like this one. YAY!!!!! I'm going to try some of your recipes this week. =)