Cari Faye offered me a chicken recipe the other day, but it was so simple, she was worried it was beneath me.
Dear readers, I cannot think of anything that’s beneath me. Especially when you consider that 5 out of 7 nights are weeknights, and dinner is that much harder then. Especially when I vowed to coast through the next week, taking it as easy as possible, until I have some serious time off work.
Simple is the name of the game.
Cue Pinterest chicken. There are millions of recipes out there for chicken, with some stuff poured over it, baked in the oven for a short amount of time. I have tried, probably, half of these chicken recipes, to no avail. They’re all fine but none is that special. And despite CV(D) reminding me that trying the same thing again and again, and expecting different results is the definition of insanity, there I go, trudging back to the kitchen, and pouring more sauces over my boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
Because sometimes you get a winner.
This was one of those times. My husband told me this was my best chicken ever. And when I reminded him that this was a thing, he backpedaled and said it was my second best.
I’ll take it.
To make Pinterest chicken for 4, you will need:
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 T olive oil
- 4 T brown sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 4 T shredded cheese (I used cheddar)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Saute garlic and oil in a small saucepan until tender, about a couple of minutes. Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar and salt. Place chicken in oven-safe baking dish and cover with 3/4 sauce. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes, or till chicken is done. Sprinkle cheese on top, add remaining sauce, and bake 5 more minutes.