Ina Garten’s recipe for baked chicken is the easiest and the tastiest that I’ve found. To smell that chicken in the oven, ahhhh… whip up some mashed potatoes, or some sweet potatoes, quinoa, rice or just some veggies and you have yourself a meal fit for a king! It gets deeply brown like fried chicken. The skin gets crispy… Ina says she bakes the chicken on the bone and WITH the skin, then peels the skin off before eating (which is mighty hard to do, let me tell you!).
This is all you do.
Buy however many chicken breasts you want (or other parts, but time may be different).
Put heavy duty foil on a cookie sheet (something with a rim to catch the grease).
Olive oil on the chicken, rub it around, coat both sides.
Salt and pepper.
Oven at 350 degrees. Bake 45 minutes to an hour OR until the temperature of the chicken reaches 180 degrees. If they’re small it could take about 30 minutes. Ours are usually close to a pound each (I KNOW!)… hefty for sure!
The. Best. Ever!
Shown above with sweet potatoes… recipe coming soon! Catch you back here tomorrow!