Garlic Chicken

I found a rather simple and delicious chicken recipe that I thought I’d share with everyone since both David and I immensely enjoyed it for dinner a few weeks back. I’m actually a very light flavored person and could eat bland, flavorless baked chicken breasts for weeks and not get bored (to be honest, I find simple baked chicken delicious with a bit of salt and pepper). On the other hand, my boyfriend doesn’t walk in the same realm when it comes to his food. He loves flavor and change, he needs a mix of dishes or else he’ll get bored. It was the main reason why I went online to find something that wasn’t going to take too long to prep so that it’d be done by the time he got home. I also wanted to find one that was paleo and healthy as well.

I stumbled upon a dish that didn’t quite have a name, but consisted of garlic and onion so I dubbed it “baked garlic chicken breast”. It was very simple with minor ingredients that we already had at home (except chicken broth, I went out to get that one).

chicken

Ingredients Needed:
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, boneless skinless
1/2 tsp Onion powder
1 cup Chicken broth
1 Black pepper, fresh ground
1/2 tsp Garlic salt
Olive Oil/Coconut Oil

The original recipe was half of what I listed, but since I was making a bigger portion I doubled all the ingredients. Although I will admit that I didn’t really follow the exact numbers, rather I eyeballed all the ingredients when I sprinkled it over the chicken. With that being said, first, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then rinse, and pat chicken breasts dry. Drizzle small, shallow baking dish with olive or coconut oil. I like to use a basting brush to get an even spread on the tray. Sprinkle chicken with onion powder, garlic salt, and pepper. Place in baking dish. Add chicken broth to dish. Lastly, bake for 20 minutes or until no longer pink. We use a meat thermometer for this and always check that the chicken is at 165+ degrees before eating.

I plated them after and tried it with a simple mixed green salad. It was AMAZING. The meat was extra tender and juicy from the broth that also gave it a really nice extra layer of flavor. The onion and garlic salt worked wonders giving it a very nice savory flavor and aroma when the oven door opened. David also tried his with a croissant with a slice of pepper jack cheese that he packed for lunch the next day. He microwaved it later at work that allowed the cheese to melt and said it tasted wonderful. We loved it the recipe and would definitely try it again and really hope that you try it at home since it’s fast, simple and very delicious. 🙂

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