Sunday, August 30, 2009

Oven-Baked Herb-Crusted Chicken

Oven-Baked Herb-Crusted Chicken

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon mustard powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 (5-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In 1 large zip-top bag, mix the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, mustard powder, oregano, thyme, salt and black pepper. Place the chicken breasts in bag. Seal bag and shake to coat. Remove chicken from bag, shaking off excess coating.

Transfer chicken to baking sheet and spray with olive oil cooking spray. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until chicken is golden brown and cooked through.

Serve chicken breast with rice, pasta or potatoes. Refrigerate remaining chicken until ready to use.

(recipe modified from Robin Miller on Food Network show "Quick Fix Meals")

I took a picture of the chicken breasts before placing them into the oven to bake. This chicken recipe is so EASY! I love how there are no oils used and the chicken turns out so moist and flavorful! Very delicious! This was my second time making it and I plan to make it over and over again. We are able to have three different meals out of the six chicken breast halves.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Groovy Ice Pops

I recently purchased some great ice pop molds from Bed, Bath & Beyond to make my own homemade ice pops. My husband and I have already made yogurt pops with fresh bananas and ice cream bars. They are very easy to make. First, we mixed together store bought yogurt (any flavor you desire) with diced banana (almost any fruit will work) in a small bowl, second, we poured the yogurt fruit mixture into the ice pop molds, third, we secured the ice pop lids back on top and, fourth, we placed them in the freezer. If you want to may ice cream bars, let the ice cream melt to a liquid consistency and then pour into the ice molds to re-freeze. You will want to let the yogurt pops or ice cream bars sit in the freezer for at least 4 hours before eating these tasty treats!

I also want to try making grape and orange juice pops. We love these pop molds so much that we are thinking of getting another set.

My summer has gotten busy with family vacations and other get aways, however, I am excited to get back to discovering new delicious recipes later this month once the summer fun starts to slow down.