I’ve seen this recipe in various forms, and have been so intrigued by all the garlic! 40 cloves sounds like a lot, but it really isn’t! I might add more next time I make it. When it bakes, it gets golden on the outside and buttery smooth on the inside. It’s not overpowering at all and so delicious!! I added some onion and lemon to give it a little more flavor, and I think next time I will throw in some grape tomatoes!Ingredients
4 chicken breasts (I used boneless and skinless, although you could use bone in!)
40 garlic cloves, peeled (I bought pre-peeled cloves from Costco, and yes, I counted them :))
One large yellow onion cut into 1 inch pieces.
2 lemons cut into 1/4 inch slices and quartered.
1/4 cup olive oil
sea salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste (I did about 20 grinds for the pepper and 10 for the sea salt)
Garnish with fresh basil (mainly because I have a basil plant that I’ve managed to keep alive! :))
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Put chicken breasts, garlic, and lemons in a big bowl. Pour olive oil over the entire mixture, salt and pepper to taste and toss until everything is evenly coated.
Pour into 9×13 pan and cover pan with aluminum foil.
Bake for covered for 30 minutes.
Uncover and cook for 15 minutes uncovered or until chicken is cooked all the way through.
(I used really large chicken breasts and did them for an extra 10 minutes.)
I served it over quinoa, but it would be fine all by itself with a salad or with some crusty artisan bread that you could smear the garlic on YUM!!! (Not Paleo or Whole 30 if you do this :))
Ok, so….I may or may not have forgotten to write the recipe down after I made this, but it really was so easy that I’m fairly certain this is it haha. :}
The Huz introduced me to bone in chicken. I mean, I’d had it before, but I think I thought it was harder or not as good-what was I thinking?? When you cook things with the bone in, they are so much moister and more delicious!! I personally don’t eat the skin, but I was told it pretty darn tasty too! AND…because it’s so moist and delicious all on it’s own, you really don’t have to do much to it-WIN!Ingredients
4 bone in chicken breasts
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
1 Tsp garlic
6 clementines or mandarin oranges
1 medium sized onion
2 sweet potatoes (there is some debate on whether sweet potatoes are “paleo”, but since some websites say they are, I’m going with them 🙂 )
4 sprigs of rosemary
Sea Salt and Pepper to taste.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Peel and cube the sweet potatoes. ( I asked the Huz to get them, and he came back with the “white” ones. I always get confused on what the orange ones are (yams), and I do believe it’s different depending on what part of the country you live in… Anywho, the ones in the picture look like regular potatoes, but they are sweet 😉 )
Dice the onion
Melt the coconut oil
Peel 3 of the oranges, and squeeze the juice from them into the melted oil
Add garlic to the above liquid
Toss the potatoes and onions in the above liquid.
Place the chicken breasts in a 9×13 baking pan and spread potatoes and onions around them, letting them get coated with the oil/garlic/orange juice liquid.
Grind a little salt and pepper over the entire dish-I don’t use much.
Peel the last 3 oranges and place pieces as well as the rosemary sprigs around the dish.
Bake uncovered for an hour, or until potatoes and chicken are fully cooked (time will vary depending on the size of the breasts you get).