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Monday, August 24, 2015

Easy Garlic Chicken

   Garlic chicken has always been one of my favorite foods .  
  No matter how simple the recipe, garlic chicken is always a hit !Garlic chicken breasts are a quick and easy meal that can be adjusted depending on how much you love garlic .
         This recipe calls for sauteing the chicken breasts , which is a great way to get the most out of garlic as far as taste and health benefits .Try these easy , quick and delicious recipes . Enjoy !

Ingredients
Serves 4

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp olive oil
salt and pepper
additional herbs and spices as desired

Method
1 . Preheat oven to 450 F line a baking dish or cookie sheet with aluminum foil and lightly coat with cooking spray or lightly brush with oil .

2 . In small saute pan ,saute garlic with the oil until tender .

3 .Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar . Add additional herbs and spices as desired .

4 . Season chicken with salt and pepper .Place breasts in a prepared baking dish and cover with the garlic and brown sugar mixture .

5 . Bake un covered for 15-30 minutes or until juices run clear . Cooking time will depend on the size and thickness of your chicken .
Tips for how to cook moist baked chicken breast
-Allow the chicken to come to room temperature before you cook it, or you'll end up with meat that's overcooked on the outside and raw in the middle .
-Set the oven at a moderate temperature 350 degrees F is ideal .
-Use a meat thermometer .This inexpensive tool is hands -down the best way to ensure that every piece of meat you serve is perfectly cooked . 
Lemon Garlic Chicken Pasta



Ingredients 
Serves 4

1/2 stick butter
4 boneless ,skinless chicken breasts
4 cloves of garlic ,crushed
3 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup chicken broth
salt and pepper
dried basil , to taste

Method
        Melt butter in a large or 2 smaller over medium high heat . Season rinsed and dried chicken breasts with salt and pepper .Saute 3-4 minutes on each side to brown , adding garlic during last 2 minutes .Add stock and lemon juice , bring to the boil .Reduce heat , cover and simmer 15-20 minutes until chicken is barely pink in the center .Remove from pan and keep warm .Turn up heat ( combine liquids from 2 skillets and bring to the boil , add herbs and simmer for 2 minutes .Season to taste .
       Meanwhile cook pasta about 3 minutes .Drain and toss into liquid herb sauce . To serve , divide pasta among plates .Top with your choice of prepared vegetables . Add chicken breasts either whole or sliced and funnel along edge of pasta .

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