Herb Crusted Chicken Dinner


it’s friday, the end of a busy week, and you want a good meal.  you don’t want it to be labor intensive, but you want it to taste like it was.  so my plan was to transform a plain chicken breast into a flavorful home cooked meal.  and the best way to make anything taste better is fresh herbs. and it all started on friday morning when i made the marinade…

1 large clove of garlic, minced
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp sage
1 /2 tsp thyme
juice of one lemon
1/4 c olive oil

start with 2 fresh or frozen chicken breasts in a plastic bag, and pour marinade over chicken.  let marinade for 4-6 hours or overnight in the refrigerator. just make sure the chicken is thawed by the time you bake it.

at the end of your day when you’re ready to eat, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through.

accompany with the following:

  • can of cranberry sauce (something about that jellied texture is magically delicious)
  • baked potatoes (do them in the microwave, much easier and faster than the oven) and topped with sour cream, butter, and/or salt
  • roasted broccoli (salt, pepper, garlic, and olive oil in the same oven as the chicken for 20 minutes)

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