Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sunday Dinner Oven Roasted Chicken Breasts

I can remember growing up and always having a nice Sunday dinner either at my Avo's house or at home. My Avo or my mom would make oven roasted chicken most of the time. I always looked forward to it! The chicken was so moist and full of flavor, and we always saved the juices to pour more flavor over what was on our plates. (Probably awful for you but I didn't care, and still don't!) When they cooked Sunday dinner, they would usually cook a whole chicken with potatoes, carrots, & onions, baked alongside in the pan. They too were full of flavor and nice and crispy. 

I use bone-in chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken. It's a lot easier, especially when it comes to serving, and well, truth be told I have never cooked a whole chicken! (secrets out!) The thought of it has overwhelmed me in the past, and Eric and I aren't going to eat a whole chicken. However it is something on my list to tackle sooner than later. 

I chose my Sweet Roasted Cauliflower & Brussell Sprouts as a side instead of potatoes to be healthier, mainly to make up for all the oily chicken juice I would be consuming.

Sunday Dinner Oven Roasted Chicken Breasts
Recipe by Sabrina W. for eat.drink.and be merry., Original recipe by the Simoes Family
Yields 4 servings
4 chicken breasts on the bone
2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons adobo seasonings
2 teaspoons pepper
2 teaspoons dried basil
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar or white wine vinegar
1/4 cup white wine, any kind, I've even used white zin before
2 tablespoons butter, cubed
2 bay leaves

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange chicken in baking dish. Drizzle breasts with olive oil and vinegar. Combine dry seasonings and sprinkle evenly over each one. Pour wine in the bottom of the pan (not over the chicken). Place 2 cubes on top of each chicken breast. Place bay leaves in dish on top of chicken. Cover pan with foil and cook in the oven for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 5 to 7 minutes to brown the skins. Let chicken rest for at least 10 minutes under a foil tent before serving.

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Pam said...

I love the seasonings you used on the chicken - it looks wonderful.

Carina said...

Sounds so delicious and easy - two of my favorite combinations!!!

briarrose said...

Oh that looks pretty. Great choice of seasoning.


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