Gluten Free Living – 2015
Pan Roasted Herbed Chicken is a delicately flavored chicken entree that’s tasty and completely satisfying. I love trying out new chicken recipes, especially those using whole pieces of chicken rather than shredded or bite-sized cut-up chicken pieces. I’m always on the hunt for fresh, new and exciting ways to eat chicken since we eat so much of it. Pan Roasted Herbed Chicken was one of those recent finds that turned out incredibly tasty. It’s made with very simple clean-eating ingredients, but packs a really great taste.
My husband is a white meat eater, and I prefer dark meat so 99% of the time I make chicken dishes using boneless, skinless chicken breasts because he rarely eats anything else. But every now and then I get a hunger for dark meat and make up something just for me. This was one of those dishes. 🙂 I served it with my delicious Zucchini Parmesan Crisps and both were delectable.
This is a great dish to make in a cast iron skillet because you can take it from stove top to the oven without any difficulty. Enameled cast iron skillets are great too. I chose to use a regular skillet and bake the chicken in a baking dish, but if you have cast iron or another oven proof skillet, that’s the way to go without dirtying up a lot of dishes. This chicken dish can easily be made with a whole, cut-up chicken, or any pieces of the chicken your family likes to eat. If you like wings, make the dish with wings! I made it with chicken thighs because I found a good deal on them at the store.
If you’re looking for a tasty chicken entree that’s easy and inexpensive, then you need to put Pan Roasted Herbed Chicken on your radar. Since this entree bakes part of the time in the oven, you can use that time to prepare a side dish or salad and have everything ready in about an hour. Healthy, easy, gluten free, low calorie, yum!
Pan Roasted Herbed Chicken is a fantastic main dish entree your family is sure to enjoy.
I served Pan Roasted Herbed Chicken with Zucchini Parmesan Crisps.
I garnished the chicken with a little fresh thyme.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients. Plus I used a little fresh thyme for garnish.
Pour olive oil into a glass baking dish. Add poultry seasoning, salt and garlic powder. Whisk to combine. (You can also put this directly into your cast iron skillet and prepare it without this extra step).
Dredge chicken pieces in olive oil mixture and coat both sides well.
Heat skillet to medium-high. Pour olive oil into skillet to sear chicken. Add chicken and cook about 3-4 minutes on each side. (If you start with everything in the skillet you will probably not need to add extra olive oil here).
Turn chicken pieces over and sear remaining side.
Transfer mixture to an oven proof dish (or use a cast iron skillet and leave chicken in skillet). Add chicken broth.
Bake chicken at 400 for about 30-40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
You can use any cut of chicken for this recipe. It will work with just wings, just thighs, just legs, just chicken breasts, or a whole chicken cut-up.
Pan Roasted Herbed Chicken is so easy to make that it will become a frequent entree on our dinner menus.
Here’s the recipe.
PAN ROASTED HERBED CHICKEN
(Recipe adapted from Yellow Bliss Road)
- 4-6 bone-in chicken thighs with skin
- ¼ cup olive oil, plus more for searing chicken
- 1 tsp. poultry seasoning
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- thyme, for garnish, if desired
- Pour ¼ cup olive oil in a 9×13” glass baking dish.
- Add poultry seasoning, salt and garlic powder and whisk to combine.
- Dredge chicken thighs in mixture making sure that chicken pieces are well coated.
- Heat a few tablespoons of olive oil in a large 12” skillet on medium high heat.
- Add dredged chicken pieces and sear on each side about 3-4 minutes.
- Remove chicken pieces to baking dish.
- Pour chicken broth over top of chicken.
- Bake at 400° an additional 30-40 minutes or until chicken tests done.
- Sprinkle with fresh or dried thyme before serving.
Pan Roasted Herbed Chicken is healthy, low calorie, clean eating and gluten free.
We loved the way this recipe turned out. I believe you will too!
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