Saturday, August 1, 2009

Easiest, Yummiest Chicken EVER!

Since I have been a major blog slacker and never once posted on this fabulous site, I thought I'd post one of my husband's favorite chicken recipes. I married a gourmet. He is definitely not a meat and potatoes kind of guy, so most of our cooking has lots of dicing, slicing, sauteing and savory sauces. It's not plain jane cooking.

But this recipe is, and it tastes fab! When you are in a pinch and dinner is an hour away and all you have on hand is frozen chicken breasts, which are still as hard as a rock since you didn't even think to thaw them, this is the recipe for you! You'll fool everyone with the flavor and they'll all think you slaved away.

Here it is:

Frozen chicken breast
Mayonaise (we use Best Foods Lite)
Season Salt

That is it for ingredients, and we can't even count two of those items as ingredients! Wouldn't season salt be...a seasoning? Anyway...

Take a nice big square of foil, slap the frozen chicken breast down in the middle (do this for as many as you need to make). After the chicken is laying stiff as a board and cold as ice on the foil, take a tablespoon and drop a plop of mayo on each breast, being careful not to actually touch the spoon to the chicken. When all mayo is plopped, use the spoon to spread it across the frozen breast, then sprinkle each with a healthy dash of season salt.

Bring the corners of the foil up and pinch them together, forming an airtight tent around the chicken, but leaving air around the chicken itself. Place each bundle on a jelly roll pan and bake at around 350 or 375 for an hour or so (check for pinkness before serving. If I'm in a hurry, I'll bake at 400). Remove from oven and let sit for a few minutes, then de-tent the chicken and place on a platter. Be sure and save the juices in the foil and pour those over the chicken.

Now, quick! Steam some broccoli and make a 5-minute box of couscous and you've got a yummy, easy meal ready with very little effort!

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