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garlic chicken

David has a number of recipes that he is "king" of in the house. One of my favorites that he makes is garlic chicken. David used to prepare chicken this way growing up in South Florida. When we first started dating, we tried to prepare our family favorites. Each week, one of us would treat the other to an "oldie but goody."  On one such night, I was introduced to this chicken recipe.  According to David, garlic chicken is quick, easy, and he promised delicious. On that first night of preparing a bird like this, he headed into the kitchen and I waited to taste the results. And, our favorite garlic chicken was born for our house! Screen Shot 2013-08-18 at 5.44.13 PM

Garlic chicken starts with a bone in chicken breast.

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Seasoning include onion powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and black pepper.

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Melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Using a brush, cover the chicken breast in the melted butter. Lift up the skin and make sure to butter under the skin as well. Screen Shot 2013-08-18 at 5.45.06 PM

You can also use olive oil if you prefer instead of butter and both ways are delicious.  Once the breast is covered in the butter, it is time to season it.

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Season the chicken all over with garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, and black pepper. David absolutely covers the chicken in the seasonings. His opinion is that you cannot overdo the spices!  Bake the chicken at 300 for 1hr.

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Remove from the oven and enjoy a truly delicious, crispy, chicken dinner.  We plate our garlic chicken with our favorite kale salad obsession!

weeknight chicken parmigiana

My favorite dinner recipe is a good anything parmigiana style.  What is not to like about a protein smothered in tomato sauce and covered in gooey mozzarella cheese? My best friend and her husband are currently living with us while their new house is renovated. Their added company has been fun and the mealtimes have been easy with the extra hands and conversation!  Last night after a long day of odds and ends, we settled into making my favorite kale salad obsession and some quick and easy chicken parmigiana. It takes approximately 20 minutes from start to finish and it is always my go to when I am looking for something warm, simple, and delicious. Screen Shot 2013-07-03 at 7.43.21 AM

Lay out some panko bread crumbs in a shallow dish along with one egg scrambled in a bowl to give the chicken breasts a quick dip in the egg and then a solid coating in the bread crumbs. These panko crumbs are an italian blend with oregano, basil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Screen Shot 2013-07-03 at 7.43.35 AM Screen Shot 2013-07-03 at 7.43.48 AM

Once the chickens have been dressed, heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan and cook the chicken. Since I cut a chicken breast in half they usually cook up quickly. Approximately 2-3 minutes per side.Screen Shot 2013-07-03 at 7.44.03 AM

Transfer chicken to a baking dish and coat in your favorite (or homemade) tomato sauce.  As an italian I like to be generous on this step.  Then top with fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese.Screen Shot 2013-07-03 at 7.44.18 AM

Bake in the oven at 300 for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melty and a little bubbly.  Serve with your favorite side!