Monday, December 17, 2012

Garlic Chicken

Tonight was the Christmas program at our school.  It's something I look forward to each year, beginning with the kindergarten class.  Seeing all those cute little faces, focusing so hard on the task at hand, faces all aglow with excitement makes me smile every time.  Then when my children are up there, my heart swells with pride.  And, listening to the high school choir finishes the night off beautifully.  It was a wonderful Christmas program, and I felt blessed to be able to enjoy it with my children and family - truly blessed! 

The recipe tonight is a great one for those nights when you need something quick but don't want to sacrifice taste.  There are very few ingredients, and it comes together so fast, you won't believe it.  The added bonus is that if you run into a stray vampire, you will be completely protected!  It really is a prerequisite that you love garlic.

Here's your Cast of Characters.

1 1/2 Cups chicken broth
2 Tablespoons butter, sliced into thin pieces
6 Cloves garlic
4 - 5 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Lawry's season salt
Freshly ground pepper
McCormick Tuscan seasoning
McCormick Perfect Pinch Garlic & Herb blend
Pecorino Romano

Preheat oven to 450.  Line a large baking dish with foil.  Pour chicken broth in the pan.  Dot butter throughout.  Chop garlic into thin slivers.

Sprinkle evenly throughout the pan.  Sprinkle lightly with Lawry's and freshly ground pepper

Lay chicken breasts over broth, butter and garlic slivers.  Sprinkle with the seasonings.

Cover with foil, and bake for 30 minutes.  Uncover and grate a little Pecorino Romano on each.

Put back in the oven and bake for another 15 minutes, or until chicken are done.  Broil on high for 2 minutes.