Thursday, 21 August 2014

Recipe | Oven-Baked Garlic Chicken

 Dan and I have decided to start cooking together more. For a start, we both enjoy it, it helps my parents out whilst they are so busy and we are moving in together in a years time so we need some tasty dishes to keep us alive. I came across the Taste - One Pot recipe book somewhere like the Works and we flicked through and came to the 'Oven-Baked Garlic Chicken'.

We followed the basic recipe shown here, although added some more Veg to our meal and a few more potato wedges too. Additionally, we replaced any oil with Fry Light as we try to use this as a healthier alternative when we cook. This recipe serves 4.

You will need:
  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • 2 Lemons
  • 2 Potatoes for the actual dish
  • Potatoes for the Wedges (how many depends on how much you eat! I would say maybe 4 - 6)
  • 2 - 3 cloves of Garlic
  • 2 onions
  • Fry Light or Oil
  • 175ml of Water and a Stock cube 
  • 1 Leek

Firstly, we heated the oven to 200°C (180° fan) 400F, gas 6, whilst browning the Chicken on the hob. 

After this we made out potato wedges. It is incredibly easy – cut the potato into the size and shape you want. Then put these potato chips onto a baking tray – we put foil on the tray before. Spray the tray and chips with Fry light and then sprinkle on salt, pepper and herbs if you fancy. Sometimes we use Paprika on them and they are deliciously spicy. These wedges take around 30-40 minutes to cook nicely so we put them in just before the chicken was put in. 

We also cut some potatoes to go into the dish with the chicken. We added the all-important garlic cloves, lemon wedges, onion wedges and leeks to the chicken and potato too. Then you boil 175ml of Water and mix in a stock cube. It says to use chicken but we decided to use vegetable instead.

We seasoned the dish with Thyme, salt and pepper and into the oven it went for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes we took the chicken out to baste it with the juices left in the tray. It was smelling delicious already! Back into the oven for a final 15 minutes.

Sweetcorn and Peas were put on the hob ready to cook and finally we were ready. Dinner was served!

Oven-Baked Garlic Chicken was an easy but tasty recipe to make. Definitely one for any new freshers to have a look at, as it is tasty but not unhealthy (always a bonus).

 Would you fancy making Oven-Baked Garlic Chicken? Was this recipe easy to make?



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