Okay, so probably to you it's like 'what's the big deal?' But to me, this was a pretty big deal. This is coming from someone who doesn't cook very well (apart from sticking a ready meal in the oven), chicken is pretty hard to cook. I've never managed to cook it right. But tonight, I did. And it was even better because it was something I was making up as I went along lol. The thing I usually mess up on is the timings..something that i'll have to be careful with next time I get it. Before it's always been chewy and blah. But tonight it was soft and not dry :)
What I did:
- Oxo chicken stock cube.
- 1 Chopped Red Onion
- Foil to wrap it in
I melted the stock cube in boiling water & put it over the chicken breast. Added the salt and pepper. Added the chopped onion. That was all the flavouring I did. I added this all in whilst it was on the foil so the flavours would stay there. Then I wrapped up the foil and stuck it in the oven. My oven was already really hot anyway because I had a jacket potato in there, so make sure the oven is preheated. I put it in for 15 minutes with the timer and checked it after that, and put it in for another 5 minutes just to be sure. And it was pretty much perfect :)
It tasted really nice. The flavourings are probably something you can do with any dish. I had a jacket potato and carrots with it, I would probably do new potatoes next time though maybe.
Are you a good cook? Any easy recipes for a novice like me? :)