Monday, April 22, 2013

Basic Baked Chicken Breasts

Here's a super easy baked chicken recipe that's versatile, healthy, and delicious!  In a moment of "I have no idea what I want to make for dinner," I decided to make this baked chicken with garlic mashed cauliflower and parsnips.  The result was a definite keeper!  The stock keeps the chicken moist as it's infused with the flavors of garlic and onion.  Feeling spicy? Add some other spices such as cayenne pepper, cumin, ranch seasoning, rosemary, or jerk seasoning.  Endless possibilities of delicious home-cooked meals with extremely low prep time - working mamas rejoice!

Basic Baked Chicken Breasts

Ingredients: (I doubled this recipe)
- 1 1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 c. chicken stock
- 5-6 whole garlic cloves
- 1 small onion, or half medium onion, cut into large chunks
- salt and pepper, to taste


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place chicken breasts in a glass baking dish and scatter chopped onion and garlic evenly in the dish. 

2.  Pour chicken stock over the chicken and sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. 

3.  Cover with foil and bake for 30-40 minutes, until chicken reaches internal temperature of 165 degrees.

I served it with some garlic mashed cauliflower and parsnips and a side salad that somehow avoided this photo.  Side salads are sneaky like that.

No comments:

Post a Comment