Friday, May 24, 2013

Just Chicken

Chicken is one of my favorites. It is easy, it is economical, and it is versatile.

Here are two chicken recipes we made recently.

Grilled Chicken with Lemon, Rosemary, and Garlic


3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1 1/4 lb)


In shallow glass or plastic dish, or resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix oil, lemon juice, garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Add chicken, turning to coat with marinade. Cover dish or seal bag; refrigerate 30 minutes to marinate.

Heat gas or charcoal grill. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Place chicken on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 12 to 15 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165 degrees F).

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe notes: Fresh thyme can be substituted for rosemary and lime juice for the lemon juice.

Nutrition information: 270 calories, 15 g fat, 90 mg cholesterol, 380 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 32 g protein.

Source: Betty Crocker. You can find the recipe here.

Notes: Holy cow, this was so good. You won't miss the beef at your barbecue if you choose this!

Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup dry bread crumbs
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves (Italian seasoning may also be used)
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

In a bowl, blend the olive oil and garlic. In a separate bowl, mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, basil, and pepper. Dip each chicken breast in the oil mixture, then in the bread crumb mixture. Arrange the coated chicken breasts in the prepared baking dish, and top with any remaining bread crumb mixture.

Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until chicken is no longer pink, and juices run clear.

Source:, submitted by KAREN. You can find the recipe here. So far, 4 1/2 stars and over 1,100 reviews.

Famous Butter Chicken


2 eggs, beated
1 cup crushed buttery round cracker crumbs
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
Ground black pepper, to taste
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Place eggs and cracker crumbs in two separate shallow bowls. Mix cracker crumbs with garlic salt and pepper. Dip chicken in the eggs, then dredge in the crumb mixture to coat.

Arrange coated chicken in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Place pieces of butter around the chicken.

Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

Source:, submitted by HAULBUR. Currently 4 1/2 stars and almost 1,800 reviews. You can find that recipe here.

Notes: This was a good, buttery, comfort food kind of chicken.

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