Normally, when I prepare chicken breasts I do the following:
- pound them down to 1/4 inch
- coat them in flour mixed with a few dried herbs
- give them an egg bath
- coat them in Italian flavored panko
- pan fry them in a bit of canola oil over medium heat
- lay them on some paper towels to absorb the grease
- squeeze some fresh lemon juice over and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Super yummy and extremely easy.
This time, however, I decided to prepare them differently.
For the following recipe, I used a very scientific method for picking my flavors of the dish and it proved well.
I held each ingredient to my nose and if it smelled good with each of the other ingredients it was included.
That’s Mad Skill.
This dish certainly wasn’t the best I’ve ever produced but it did turn out well enough to share. Roasting everything together is very easy and the recipe is easily adaptable to your tastes.
It takes quite a while for the marinading and roasting but if you have laundry to do or other booooooring chores this will easily fit in to your schedule.
A big plus is that the clean up is a breeze as you only use a roasting pan, a cutting board, a pot for pasta and a bowl to toss the orzo in. If there are any leftovers just store them in the pan and bowl you’ve prepared them in. The leftovers also make for a wonderful lunch wrap by shredding the chicken and adding some lettuce or fresh spinach in a tortilla.
As I’ve said above, this recipe is very adaptable.
Don’t be scared, take a chance and switch up your spices and your veggies according to your taste buds.
I just used what I had on hand but I think some other good combos would be:
- lemon slices, garlic and artichokes
- tomatoes, zucchini, garlic and asparagus
- eggplant, onions and tomatoes
- zucchini, eggplant, garlic, peppers and tomatoes
Add as many veggies as your pan will fit with the chicken and the herbs are totally up to your imagination.
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If you do make this dish with your own combination please share by adding a link in the comments section; I’d love to see and share with other readers what you’ve created!