I go through spurts. Some days I enjoy spending time in the kitchen, and some days I simply don’t have the time to slave over a stove for hours. This is a recipe I made up once when I felt ambitious but was limited on time. It has only a few ingredients, and is quick to put together. It is also easy to jazz up, or to increase the number of servings!
What you need for 4 servings:
- 4 chicken breasts
- 4 bulbs (yes, bulbs) of garlic
- 5 sprigs of rosemary, divided
- olive oil
- salt & pepper
And the recipe…
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Oil a rectangular baking dish.
2. Cut bulbs of garlic in half horizontally. To do this, leave all skin intact, place the garlic on a cutting board on its side, and slice so that you have the top and bottom of the garlic still intact. Place them cut side up in the baking dish.
3. Drizzle the cut side of the garlic generously with olive oil, and place a sprig of rosemary on top.
4. Place a chicken breast on top of each rosemary sprig. Drizzle chicken breasts with olive oil. Chop remaining sprig of rosemary. Sprinkle each chicken breast with chopped rosemary and salt & pepper.
5. Bake at 4oo degrees for about 45 minutes, or until appropriate temperature is reached.
I serve this with smashed potatoes and a green veggie, and it makes for a healthy meal that has a short prep time. My boys get excited when I make this because they love eating the roasted garlic with the chicken. Hope you like it as much as we do!