Saturday 27 October 2007

Recipe - Garlic-roasted chicken breasts

Chicken breasts are easy and versatile to cook with. This recipe gives you some tasty chicken with a crispy top of garlic.

You could put the chicken breasts under the grill before chucking them into the oven if you want to give them some extra color.
Garlic-roasted chicken breasts - makes 2 breasts
2 skin- and boneless chicken breasts
3 (or more) large garlic cloves
1 - 2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 - 2 teasspoons dried sage
1/2 - 1 teaspoon dried hot red-pepper flakes
1/2 - 1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt, divided
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Preheat the oven to 240c/475F/Gas mark 9.

Mince and mash garlic to a paste with 1/2 teaspoon salt, then transfer to a bowl. Stir in oregano, sage, red-pepper flakes, oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper.

Cut a pocket in each chicken breast and push in 1/4 of the garlic mixture into each breast. Divide the remainder of the mixture between each breast and coat the top of them with it.

Roast the chicken in the oven until cooked, about 20 - 25 minutes.

Serve with rice and vegetables. I also added some chilli jam to get some extra kick to it.


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