Monday, October 28, 2013

Roasted Veggie Chicken Bake

This recipe was published in my August 2013 newsletter.

Roasted Veggie Chicken Bake
Ingredients:
1 tsp Sea Salt (or Himalayan pink salt)
2 tsp Rosemary (dried; 1 tsp fresh)
1 T Garlic (minced; (2) fresh – finely diced)
2 T basil (lemon basil, frozen fresh in EVOO; see image at the end)
Asparagus 
Red Potatoes (6 medium sized)
Sunburst Tomatoes (1 pound; or your choice of tomatoes)
4-6 Chicken Breasts 


Directions:
Heat oven to 400° F. 
Prepare protein of your choice. In this case, I used chicken breasts that were lightly pounded to ¼ inch thick. Marinate the thin chicken breasts in EVOO (just enough to cover chicken) and sea salt in your bake ware while you prepare your vegetables.
Snap off (and discard) fibrous ends of the asparagus and cut into 1 inch pieces. Cut red potatoes and tomatoes into quarters. All the veggies should be similar in length so you may need to cut the quarters into halves. Toss veggies in EVOO, 1 tsp rosemary, garlic, and ¼ tsp of sea salt.  
Cover the chicken breasts with the tossed vegetables. Drop two of the basil 'cubes' on top of the veggies before placing in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes uncovered until chicken is cooked through (typically 160° F and when juices run clear). At the 15 minute mark, lightly toss vegetables for even roasting. 
Tip: Place a cookie sheet under your bake ware for easier handling. 
Let cool for 10 minutes. Dig in! Enjoy!!


Tip: To preserve fresh herbs, you can wash, dry, trim, and place in ice cube trays and fill with water or an oil of your choice. Place in the freezer and in about 1 hour, they'll be frozen. In the image above, the 'cubes' turned yellow due to EVOO. The 'cubes' on the right, I used spring water. My son likes to eat the herbs frozen in water - a nice summer treat!

Tip 2: Ask your children to get involved with preparing food at a young age. You may plant a seed that will blossom into a love of cooking! 

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5 comments:

  1. Oh yum! Pinning for later. Thank you !

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  2. I have asparagus in the fridge right now!! Thank you.

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  3. Sounds delicious. :) Thanks! :)

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  4. This sounds so good. Our asparagus is coming on right now like crazy. I will try this.

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