Back to school, back to work, and back to healthier eating is not nearly as much fun as Christmas! However, I must admit, I was craving a little more routine in my house this week. As we ease back into the schedule of early out the door, piles of homework and party-less nights, I am finding the need to rely on my simplest recipes to get on the dinner table. This week I made a super quick, clean chicken recipe using our hand-trimmed chicken breast from the meat department in our Belleville Country Store.
I wanted to compliment (not overpower) the mild flavor of the chicken so I chose three simple ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, Italian bread seasoning and parmesan cheese. Bread seasonings are sold in tins or grinders at Eckert’s and while they are designed to be added to a bowl of olive oil for bread dipping, they can also provide great flavor to meats, pizzas, noodles and potatoes. If you don’t have access to bread seasonings, don’t worry, you can make your own seasoning mixture and customize it to your preferences.
I paired the chicken with Eckert’s bake at home bread, some of Ella’s homemade noodles (more on that in a later post!) and a salad made with our home-grown hydroponic lettuce. Believe it or not, I had dinner on the table in less than thirty minutes and that felt like a major accomplishment of 2017!
Our chicken breast are on sale at the butcher counter in Eckert’s Belleville Country Store the whole month of January. If you haven’t tried them already, I bet they will be the most tender chicken breasts you’ve ever had! And, you can have this simple and delicious dish on your table in under thirty minutes!
Eat well this new year,
20 Minute Italian Chicken Breast
4 trimmed chicken breast (8 oz each)
2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp. Italian Bread Seasoning*
4 Tbs. parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a 9×9 baking dish with foil. Drizzle 1 tsp olive oil on the foil. Place chicken breast in dish. Drizzle remaining oil on top of chicken. Top chicken with seasonings, then parmesan. Bake 20 minutes or until the internal temperature registers 165 degrees.
*To make your own Bread Seasoning combine these ingredients in a small bowl:
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. dried parsley
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
Few grinds of fresh cracked pepper