It will take more time to read this recipe than it will take you to prepare this dinner – I’m dead serious! It is dinners like this that have saved me from ordering take-out many an evening and I suggest that you add this to your repertoire.
I made this last night because right when I should have been making dinner I had to pick my kids up from their grandmother’s house. How was I going to make dinner and have it ready when they got home if I was the one picking them up?
Easy: I put this together in 5 minutes, popped it into the oven and it was ready when we got home. It was so lovely to walk into the house and smell the wonderful aroma of roasting chicken.
The lemon and herbs in this dish made the flavor happen magically and it tasted like a dish that I had labored over – I’ll never tell!
*This is a Great Blood Type A Diet recipe, just omit the black pepper and pepper flakes if you are strict*
You will need:
1 1/2 lbs chicken thigh cutlets (that means, no skin and de-boned. They are sometimes called thigh oysters)
2 chicken breast fillets, cut in half lengthways
sea salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper flakes for seasoning
2 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
1 large sweet onion, halved, then sliced thinly
1 cup baby carrots (if very small leave them whole, if larger quarter them lengthways giving you “skinny sticks”)
1 sprig rosemary (about 3 inches)
4 sprigs thyme
1 lemon, quartered
3 cups chicken broth
Preheat oven 425*
1 – Prep veggies and season meat with salt and pepper.
2 – Scatter onions, carrots, rosemary, thyme, and lemon in bottom of pan, roasting dish or baking tray. Add the broth. Place chicken breast on top in 4 completely separate spots. Lay one of the chicken things on top of each of the breast pieces and the rest of the things in-between.
3 – Sprinkle a little cayenne pepper flakes over the chicken (if using) and drizzle the entire dish with the oil.
4 – Place in your preheated oven for 40 minutes.
Remove from oven and remove the lemons and herbs. Serve with anything you like: pasta, rice, bread, boiled potatoes or a salad.