In previous Foodie Friday’s, I shared our meal planning strategy. And how to keep your pantry well-stocked so you can make quick meals super easy. One of the best ways I have found to make meal time easy, is to buy protein in bulk, usually beef or chicken. Then I can make a 2-3 meals from that pack. Over the next couple of weeks I will show you three different recipes you can make with a bulk pack of chicken.
Today I am going to share a garlic and herb roasted chicken breast with you. It’s simple, delicious, and flavorful. Chicken breasts are smoothered in olive oil, garlic, and herbs creating a moist chicken entree that is ready in just half an hour.
As you can see, this is a giant package of chicken, a 5 pound pack, and this recipe uses three of the chicken breasts. You can use 3-4 breasts depending on the size. First off, you want to salt and pepper on both sides of the chicken.
Then you are going to combine 3 tablespoons of olive oil, garlic, parsley, and hot sauce in a mixing bowl.
Stir it all up and add your chicken and coat liberally.
Let all the flavors marry for a few minutes and put the chicken in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
Sear the chicken on one side for 2-3 minutes, turn over and sear the other side for another couple of minutes.
Then take the whole skillet and put it in the oven to finish cooking for about 15 minutes.
The result is a wonderfully moist chicken, perfectly seasoned, with a hint of garlic. So good!!
I hope you give this recipe a try, and I will have another chicken recipe for you next week on Foodie Friday. Have a good weekend everyone!
Pan Roasted Garlic and Herb Chicken Breasts inspired by Rachael Ray
1-1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
2 TBSP dried parsley leaves
1 tsp hot sauce
3 TBSP EVOO
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 400
2. Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.
3. In a shallow dish, combine the garlic, parsley, hot sauce, and olive oil.
4. Add the chicken breasts and coat in the mixture.
5. Let it marinate for a few minutes.
6. Preheat a large nonstick oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
7. Add the chicken to the hot pan and brown on each side for 2 to 3 minutes.
8. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast the chicken for about 15 minutes, or until it is cooked through.