Recipe by Prospective PhD
"This is a very easy but elegant recipe that looks like you've spent hours in the chicken when you've barely lifted a finger!"
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large bone-in chicken breast halves with skin
extra-virgin olive oil
coarse sea salt
cracked black pepper
This is my recipe so I just wanted to offer a few more helpful tips! Tip #1: Feel free to add more herbs and spices to taste-- I often up the rosemary and add in dried thyme or oregano, Tip #2: To get an extra crispy skin switch the oven to broil on high heat for the last 5-10 minutes of cooking, and Tip #3: This chicken also tastes great the next day so feel free to make extra for sandwiches, soups, tacos, or chicken pot pie.
There is nothing wrong with this recipe at all with the exception of how to account for the wide variation of breast thickness/weight a consumer may receive from their grocery. The broiler is a radiant heat source so the amount of time it takes to penetrate a material is very dependent on thickness. The thawed split breasts I used were obviously thicker than the author's and after the ~20 minutes in the broiler the internal temp was only 124 degrees. A continuation of broiling would leave the exterior burnt. It would seem that broiler recipes have an built in requirement for some consideration for thickness and weight. As a suggestion it might be handy for the original recipe to indicate what the thickness and weight was so those reading it could try to adjust.
We have a meal like this basically once every ten days using Trader Joe's kosher chicken. The difference with this one was the garlic and the herbs since I usually just use salt and pepper along with my lemon olive oil. This was very nice, and I'll change to this more savory style now. Very good! We loved it! Thanks!
Tried this and loved it. Easy to prepare. I didn't have rosemary but added a Mrs. Dash alternative. I did broil it during the last 15 minutes and it came out crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Great tasting and it seems healthy. Will definitely make it again.
".... looks like you've spent hours in the chicken"!! HA!!
I drizzle on the olive oil, add herbs (basil, oregano, thyme) plus onion powder, salt and pepper, top with minced garlic and a sprig of fresh rosemary on each piece. I don't refrigerate them for 45 as the recipe suggests; I just put them straight in the oven, and it always turns out delicious! We love this recipe!
I also made cuts into the chicken and stuffed them with garlic cloves and fresh basil leaves but you could stuff it with garlic alone and/or any fresh spices that you like. This gave flavour throughout the chicken, not just the top section, especially if you are using thicker cuts of chicken.
Tried this recipe exactly as written this evening and we absolutely loved it! This is a SUPER simple recipe that looks like you spent much more time on it than you actually did. The chicken turned out so tender and flavorful. We will definitely make this again...soon! And the chicken breasts with bone and skin are SO much cheaper than standard chicken breasts!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Baked Split Chicken Breast
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 380
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