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Roasted Chicken

TGIF!

IDK what I’m more excited about, the fact that it’s almost the weekend (a long weekend thanks to MLK) or that I made it through the week without getting sick! I’m telling you, this flu has people at school dropping like flies. Between the poorly ventilated classrooms and the poorly sanitized kids, a school is always a breeding ground for sickness.

But in all seriousness this week went by with lightening speed

On a sad note, my ipod broke and it’s very depressing and unhealthy because obviously I cannot go to the gym without it. I mean, do my legs even know how to run without a beat playing in the background?I’m not willing to risk it. But in all seriousness I hate being able to hear myself breathing when I exercise. I suddenly become way too aware of it, and I always end up needing to use my inhaler.

I ended up riding my stationary bike at home while listening to itunes, but the workout just wasn’t the same. I put in a lot more effort when there are others around me silently judging me.

However, since I was home earlier than usual I was able to put together a great dinner. I didn’t follow a recipe, and it was a total whim, but it was sooooo delicious!

Basically all I did was take two boneless/skinless chicken breasts, a handful of baby carrots, and 3 red potatoes, throw them into a casserole dish, cover them with basil and Montreal Chicken seasoning and about a cup of chicken broth.

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I started cooking it at 375 for about 25 minutes, but the chicken wasn’t anywhere near done. I eventually smartened up and covered it with tinfoil and that worked wonders. So if you are thinking of making something similar, cover it with foil! Also, every 15 minutes or so, take it out and stir the vegetables around so they cook evenly.

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Since the chicken was cooked in this shallow dish, it literally cooked in it’s own juices and stayed so succulent and flavorful. (I did trim some excess fat before cooking) Nolan and I typically argue about the degree of cooked-ness when it comes to chicken. Like all my meats, I like it undercooked because I think it gets way too dry too easily, and Nolan is always worried about this crazy thing called salmonella? He’s such a worrier. LOL Long story short, this recipe gave us the best of both worlds. The chicken was well cooked and nowhere near dried out. :-)

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Nolan was so impressed and satisfied with dinner that he actually cleaned up the kitchen and did all the dishes!!!

So worth it. :-)

Alrighty, time to get to work and get to the weekend.

Song of the Day:

Arcade Fire- Sprawl II

Questions of the Day:

Any plans for the weekend?

What’s the best thing you made this week?

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  • HollieisFueledByLOLZ January 18, 2013, 9:10 am

    Amen to the whole flu situation. This is the weather for it…but in all seriousness-I am so baffled why people come to work and school with the flu. I get you don’t want to miss work, I do…but causing all of us to miss work…gee thanks.

    • savorlifesflavors January 19, 2013, 9:00 am

      Exactly! I babysit for a family on Wednesdays and when I picked the kids up from school they told me that they had been out all week with the flu. They were coughing all over me and definitely STILL sick! UGH

  • beautyinstrengthxox January 18, 2013, 7:11 pm

    Love red potatoes! What a nice touch…Craving them now, and I just got back from the grocery store. :(

  • jessielovestorun January 19, 2013, 6:49 am

    Craving this dish now!!! It looks so good.

    • savorlifesflavors January 19, 2013, 9:01 am

      AND so easy!:-)

      • hobacaitbe January 19, 2013, 10:00 am

        I trust you know those aren’t “baby carrots”. They are regular carrots that have been turned on a lathe like machine to look like baby carrots. I believe they are called “baby cut carrots” as a marketing ploy. I find it sad that even real food is processed. Value added and you pay for it.
        Ed

  • jessiebearwhat January 19, 2013, 4:34 pm

    mmmm I love a good chicken and veg bake!

  • Sara January 21, 2013, 8:40 pm

    The fly has been going around here in Boston, it’s out of control! I wasn’t feeling too well last week, but I’m doing better this week. I dodged a bullet there!

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