Roasted Marinated Chicken

No. Not my Pecan Pie. This Paleo Genius' :)
I can't wait to try it. In 6 days.
I love roasting chicken. It's so easy. I mean, like seriously easy. This time I got a little fancy and marinated it a few hours before roasting, but the roasting itself is easy as pie. Well, maybe not that easy. Ever try making a pecan pie? It can get soupppyyy. (I feel like I should copyright that. Progressive, please don't sue me ;)

Anywho, I'll get back to the chicken in a minute. Let's do a status update on the 21 Day Sugar Detox. I'm on day 15 and doing well! Well, I've cheated a lot. Well, a little. But several times. Okay, so like 8 or so of the 15 days I've has something illegal. Two of the days I had alcohol, I've had quite a few pieces of illegal bacon and sausage, and I'm sure more than my fare share of icky food additives. Unfortunately when you travel a lot for work it is super difficult to prepare for these kind of things. I just got home today from a five day, four night, three different hotel trip for work. Totally sucky, but that's another post...

So I fumbled a bit but I did my best. I'd rather slip up just a little for breakfast or dinner rather than go hungry. I didn't have much of an option to bring a lot of food with me (although I shop for food when I can) since I spend so much time on the road. Plus I'm kinda cheap and would rather the company/hotel provide me with food than spending a fortune myself.

Back to the shopping thing... this realization dawned on me the other week... I am but ONE person. If I go to the super market to buy dinner for one night, it's practically impossible to find something pre-cooked that doesn't have 18 hundred additives! I've basically been living on Perdue Short Cuts (dinner and lunch the next day) because they seem to be the least harmful. When I'm done with the 21 DSD I can do some of the natural organic sausages, but most of them have fruit and/or cheese in them. Otherwise, everything requires cooking. And most hotel rooms don't come equipped with a stove, frying pan, spices, oils, etc. Alas, compromise is again my best option.

So I'm damn glad to be home. Cooking in the comfort of my own kitchen. My own f*$&ing hot kitchen. Seriously, dinner smells great but my apartment is hot as Haiti.

Roasted Marinated Chicken
The Food
- 4 split chicken breasts, with skin and bones :)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced (or garlic in a jar, cuz I'm cheap)
- 1 tbs rosemary

The Prep
Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper, evenly among the 4 pieces, rub in
Put the chicken either in a very large bag or in a big ol bowl
Pour vinegar, oil, garlic, and rosemary over chicken and mix it all around until everything is evenly spread
Seal bag or cover bowl and stick in the fridge for 1-4 hours
Preheat oven to 375 and take chicken out of the fridge

The Method
Put the chicken skin side up in a baking dish
Stick in the oven until done

Seriously, that's it! Take about an hour or so. Stick a thermometer in the thickest part of the breast and make sure it's over 160-165.

Enjoy :)

This post is part of The Nourishing Gourmet's Pennywise Platter and Pain Free Pregnancy's Superfoods Sunday

1 comment:

  1. This looks wonderful, nutritious and perfect for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Would you mind posting this to my food blog carnival, superfood sundays. The website is designed to help pregnant women best prepare for their new little one's arrival.




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