Sometimes I forget how easy things are.
Or should be.
It’s easy to make things more complicated than necessary.
We just spent 8 days on the beach.
79 degrees and sunny every day.
However I packed for a whole other trip.
Never could put together the right outfit from my suitcase.
Although I had spent tons of time predicting where I would wear this and that.
Carefully selecting items that matched, shoes too.
Just didn’t work.
My daughter who threw a few things in her teeny tiny suitcase a few hours before
departure had everything she needed.
She looked effortlessly chic the whole vacation.
Me? Not so much
So next trip I will try to keep it simple, just throw a few things in a bag, all carefree.
Wish me luck!
Here is a super easy, simple, any day of the week chicken dish that was handed down to me
by my hubs mother.
It is not complicated, or time consuming at all.
Not many ingredients either.
I know, I know, it sounds too simple to be that good?
Not so, trust me.
It is delicious, each and every time I make it.
It was the perfect dinner when we returned from our trip.
Not hard to make, no ingredients that weren’t already in the pantry (other than the chicken).
Not a heavy winter dish, just what you want between seasons.
Let me know what you think………….
- 1/2 to 1 large chicken breast per person
- Lemon for drizzling
- 1 Tbs rosemary
- 1Tbs thyme
- 1 Tbs paprika
- salt and pepper
- olive oil
Turn your oven to broil
Line large baking sheet with foil
Place chicken pieces breast side up on sheet
Drizzle with lemon juice (can use any citrus you have handy, even orange juice)
Sprinkle with rosemary, thyme and paprika
Add salt and pepper to your liking
Spray or drizzle olive oil over all
Broil until chicken skin is nice and brown and crispy
about 5 minutes.
Turn down oven to 350 degrees and continue to bake for 30 for regular sized breasts
or 35 minutes for really large.
Let sit for about 5 minutes, then slice horizontally off bone then into medallions.
Cook a few extra chicken breasts.
Reserve for a few days from now.
Make a nice chicken salad with whatever veggies you have on hand.
We used black beans, celery, scallions, avocado, toasted pine nuts,
dried cherries,grape tomatoes topped with a hunk of goat cheese.
Perhaps some garlic bread too.