So it’s no secret that I live at home… with my parents.
This seems like a pretty normal thing to do today:
Graduate –> don’t have money –> return to the nest.
This is the first time I have lived at home for more than a short while in FOUR YEARS. I’m six months and counting back with the parents. The transition was certainly not easy for either side but with a lot of patience, communication and the occasional fight over the food processor… we are all re-learning to live harmoniously.
While I love cooking my own meals, it is sometimes nice to just sit back, relax and have Dad grill up some chicken. My breakfasts and lunches are often vegetarian but a few nights a week I do enjoy grilled chicken and seafood but I DON’T enjoy cooking it. The raw meat and fish grosses me out and I am paranoid I will under/over cook it.
That’s why I keep things simple: like my salmon
Is she serious? Baking chicken is soooo not hard.
I know, I know. But maybe one of you wonderful readers need a little chicken baking guidance. Hopefully this simple recipe does the trick :)
Lemon Basil Baked Chicken
Ingredients (Makes two servings)
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/4 tsp. garlic salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1/2 tsp. dried basil
- 2 tsp. lemon juice
- half a lemon, sliced thinly
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Grease (with oil or cooking spray) a small glass baking dish and set aside.
3. Season each piece of chicken with half of the lemon juice, garlic salt, pepper and basil.
4. Place two or three lemon slices on top of the chicken.
5. Place chicken in the baking dish.
6. Cook for 30-35 minutes – depending on the thickness of your chicken. When in doubt, cut into the thickest part of the chicken: if it is pink, not ready.
7. Serve with roast vegetables, salad, rice, quinoa…. and enjoy!
Questions of the day…
Are you intimidated by any food in the kitchen?
How do you prepare chicken?