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!

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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!

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