Easy Chicken Breast Recipe – Twenty Five Minutes

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This Easy Chicken Breast Recipe uses sage which goes along with poultry real well.

My turkey dressing always goes over good and sage is an important ingredient.

Sage can grow just about anywhere except for blazing hot desert and freezing polar weather. Just plant it in the garden or in a pot on a window sill or the deck and let it do it’s thing.

And if you do live inside the Arctic circle or in the Sahara desert or if you just aren’t a plant person dried sage from the spice rack works okay.

Gammy learned growing up on a farm here in Texas that when the sage plants are blooming that means it will rain soon. So far she hasn’t convinced me about that one.

You will make this easy chicken breast recipe like a chef. It’s simple and has only a few ingredients that come together real well.

Instead of a humdrum weeknight supper you and your special squeeze will be able to close your eyes and imagine you are dining out at a fine hillside ristorante in Tuscany.

I put together a scallions – aka green onions – , peas and gnocchi in one skillet while I was doing the easy chicken breast recipe in another skillet. 

Regular old onions or shallots will work instead of scallions, if you like.

If your chicken breasts are frozen put them in the microwave to thaw out. One skillet at medium heat with about 1/8″ of good extra virgin olive oil. Another skillet at medium high with about 2-3 tablespoons of regular olive oil. Just eyeball enough to coat the bottom of the skillet plus a little more.

While the pans are getting hot clean and chop up the scallions – or onions – and put them in the medium heat extra virgin skillet and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.

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Stir or toss them a few times as they cook.

Salt and pepper the up side of the chicken breasts and put them in their skillet with the seasoned side down and then salt and pepper the new up side.

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While it’s all cooking coarsely chop up the garlic and the sage leaves.

When the scallions just start to get translucent add the peas and the gnocchi. Spread it all out…. 

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……and add enough chicken broth to just barely get up to the top of the gnocchi.

Turn the heat up to medium high until it starts to simmer then lower it to medium. Mix it all together and stir or toss it all a few more times and when the  gnocchi is okay to a nibble test it all is ready to serve.

If the chicken skillet is still busy just lower the heat as low as it can go so the veggies will keep warm.

Give  the chicken breasts about 3-5  minutes a side depending on the thickness. When they are leaking clear liquid and/or are firm to a finger poke or better yet if they read 165° on a meat thermometer they are done.

Remove them to a shallow bowl that will catch the drippings.

Put the butter, lemon juice with the rinds, sage and garlic into the chicken skillet. Using a wooden spoon stir it all together while scraping the bits left from the chicken off the bottom.

As soon as the garlic gets fragrant – about a minute – add the white wine and stir it all up.

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Put the breast and the drippings back in the skillet to warm back up and spoon the liquid and the veggies over the breasts. Turn them over a couple of times through the process. 

You did great!! Some sage advice here – sorry – you and your honey really should finish that bottle of white wine while dining on the results of your easy chicken breast recipe.

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We had a Gammy favorite, surprised?

Santa Margarita Pinot Grigio.

 

 

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  1. One skillet at medium heat with about 1/8" of good extra virgin olive oil. Another skillet at medium high with about 2-3 tablespoons of regular olive oil. Just eyeball enough to coat the bottom of the skillet plus a little more.
  2. While the pans are getting hot clean and chop up the scallions - or onions - and put them in the medium heat extra virgin skillet and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Stir or toss them a few times as they cook.
  3. Salt and pepper the up side of the chicken breasts and put them in their skillet with the seasoned side down and then salt and pepper the new up side. While it's all cooking coarsely chop up the garlic and the sage leaves.
  4. When the scallions just start to get translucent add the peas and the gnocchi. Spread it all out and add enough chicken broth to just barely get up to the top of the gnocchi. Turn the heat up to medium high until it starts to simmer then lower it to medium. Mix it all together and stir or toss it all a few more times and when the gnocchi is okay to a nibble test it all is ready to serve. If the chicken skillet is still busy just lower the heat as low as it can go so it will keep warm.
  5. Give the chicken breasts about 3-5 minutes a side depending on the thickness. When they are leaking clear liquid and/or are firm to a finger poke or better yet if they read 165° on a meat thermometer they are done. Remove them to a shallow bowl that will catch the drippings. Put the butter, lemon juice with the rinds, sage and garlic into the chicken skillet. Using a wooden spoon stir it all together while scraping the bits left from the chicken off the bottom. As soon as the garlic gets fragrant - about a minute - add the white wine and stir it all up. Put the breast and the drippings back in the skillet to warm back up and spoon the liquid and the veggies over the breasts. Turn them over a couple of times through the process.
  6. You did great!! Some sage advice here - sorry - you and your honey really should finish that bottle of white wine with the results of your easy chicken breast recipe.
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Baked Chicken Breasts with Vegetables

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Baked Chicken Breasts are a great way to…

…..put together a quick and easy supper on a busy weeknight.

Add the veggies and you could have your entire dinner all in one pan and leaving you free to tend to other matters while it’s in the oven.

This is what we used  along with the chicken tonight but you can make it with all kinds of variations of the meat and the veggies.

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Turn on the oven and set it at 400°F/204°C.

Slice up the veggies while the oven heats up.

Lay the chicken breasts out on a baking sheet and salt and pepper both sides.

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Lay the tomato slices out on the chicken.

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Then the onions. and the garlic.

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Sprinkle with salt and pepper then top it off with the lemon slices, grated parmesan and the rosemary. You could use dried rosemary if you would rather.

 

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About ten minutes in the oven. When the juices run clear from the chicken or it reads 165°F on an instant read meat thermometer switch the oven to broiler and push the veggies off to the side of the pan.

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Give it about 3-4 minutes under the broiler and serve up your Baked Chicken Breasts with Vegetables. This combo of the vegetables turned out to be a real tasty compliment to the chicken breasts.

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We knocked off a chilled bottle of Italian Soave with our Baked Chicken Breasts with Vegetables and it paired up real well.

 

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  1. Turn on the oven and set it at 400°F/204°C. Slice up the veggies while the oven heats up. Lay the chicken breasts out on a baking sheet and salt and pepper both sides.
  2. Lay the tomato slices out on the chicken. Then the onions. and the garlic. Sprinkle with salt and pepper then top it off with the lemon slices, grated parmesan and the rosemary. You could use dried rosemary if you would rather.
  3. About ten minutes in the oven. When the juices run clear from the chicken or it reads 165°F on an instant read meat thermometer switch the oven to broiler and push the veggies off to the side of the pan. Give it about 3-4 minutes under the broiler and serve up your Baked Chicken Breasts with Vegetables. This combo of the vegetables turned out to be a real tasty compliment to the chicken breasts.
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Parmesan Crusted Chicken Dinner – One Pan – Quick and Easy – 30 Minutes – Gluten Free

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Parmesan Crusted Chicken Dinner…..

 ….is done all in one pan and oven baked. All in 30 Minutes, or less.

And,, it turns out great!

When you get home from a busy, tiring day and you want to put a real good meal together but with minimal work and cleanup…..

……this Parmesan Crusted Chicken Dinner definitely fills the bill. You could substitute any kind of potatoes that you have on hand but the sweets shown here were a nice change from the norm. 

The time in the oven could range from 15 to 20 minutes depending on the size and thickness of the chicken. I used these thin filets that we buy frozen and it helps both the prep and the cooking time. Tenders will also work good.

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Let’s get going. 

Set the oven at 450°F/232°C and put the chicken in the microwave to thaw. 

Peel and cut up the sweet potatoes into bite sized pieces.

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Line a cookie sheet or baking pan with aluminum foil and spray or wipe it with olive oil. I have started using these nonstick cookie sheets and they work out real well. Spread the potato pieces and the broccoli out on the pan. Lay the chicken in the pan. Salt and pepper everything and shake a layer of grated parmesan cheese on the chicken. Lightly drizzle the chicken with olive oil, turn the chicken pieces over and do the same treatment on the second side.

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Into the oven it goes. When the chicken reads 165°F/75°C on an instant read thermometer or is leaking out clear liquid or is firm to a poke it is done. You might like to then switch the oven to broiler and put the pan on a top shelf for a minute or two to get things a little crusty. You don’t have to but,, well,, I like to. 

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It’s time to serve up and enjoy your Parmesan Crusted Chicken Dinner.

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We had a nice bottle of Ruffino Reserva Ducale Chianti with our Parmesan Crusted Chicken Dinner. 

It was on sale!

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  1. Set the oven at 450°F/232°C and put the chicken in the microwave to thaw. Peel and cut up the sweet potatoes into bite sized pieces.
  2. Line a cookie sheet or baking pan with aluminum foil and spray or wipe it with olive oil. I have started using these nonstick cookie sheets and they work out real well. Spread the potato pieces and the broccoli out on the pan. Lay the chicken in the pan. Salt and pepper everything and shake a layer of grated parmesan cheese on the chicken. Lightly drizzle the chicken with olive oil, turn the chicken pieces over and do the same treatment on the second side.
  3. Into the oven. When the chicken reads 165°F/75°C on an instant read thermometer or is leaking out clear liquid or is firm to a poke it is done. You might like to then switch the oven to broiler and put the pan on a top shelf to get things a little crusty. You don't have to but,, well,, I like to.
  4. It's time to serve up and enjoy your Parmesan Crusted Chicken Dinner.
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Baked Chicken and French Fries – One Pan – 25 minutes – Gluten Free

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Yes…..

…….You will make your Oven Baked Chicken and French Fries in one pan and on the table in 25 minutes or less!

How’s that for a quick and easy weeknight supper.

You could even add some vegetables like frozen broccoli florets or baby carrots or Brussels sprouts and have your whole meal in one pan.

Or just put some salad together while your Baked Chicken and French Fries are in the oven.

Set the oven at 450°F/232°C.

If your chicken breasts or tenders are frozen get them thawing in the microwave while you…..

……. cut up the potatoes into french fry shapes. In the pursuit of keeping things quick and easy I just wash the potatoes off and leave the skins on before cutting them up.

Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil or use a non stick one.

Lay the potatoes and the chicken out in the pan and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle some salt, pepper and dried basil on them. After the salt and pepper  you can do a lot of different things spice wise  i.e. grated parmesan      – or – red pepper flakes – or – lemon zest – or – lemon pepper – garlic powder – or – any combination. Toss the potatoes with your hands or a pancake flipper and turn over the chicken.

Repeat the drizzle and sprinkle process and put it in the oven

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About 10 – 12 minutes, depending on the thickness, and then switch the oven to the broiler setting and move the pan to a high shelf. When the thickest part of the chicken reads 165° on an instant read meat thermometer it’s ready.

Give it about 3 minutes under the broiler. Top it of with a little parsley and grated parmesan enjoy your Baked Chicken and French Fries!

Now, wasn’t that an easy way to put together a supper on a busy weeknight?

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  1. Set the oven at 450°F/232°C. If your chicken breasts or tenders are frozen get them thawing in the microwave while you cut up the potatoes into french fry shapes. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil or use a non stick one. Lay the potatoes and the chicken out in the pan and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle some salt, pepper and dried basil on them. Toss the potatoes with your hands or a pancake flipper and turn over the chicken. Repeat the drizzle and sprinkle process and put it in the oven
  2. About 12 minutes and then switch the oven to the broiler setting and put the pan on a high shelf in the oven. Give it about 3 minutes under the broiler. Top it of with a little parsley and grated parmesan enjoy your Baked Chicken and French Fries!
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Beyond the salt and pepper you could do anything that you want spice wise. Oregano,  grated parmesan, garlic and on and on.

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