Monday, May 30, 2011

Rosemary Garlic Roasted Chicken Thighs

An easy 5 ingredient recipe that takes only 5 minutes of prep before going into the oven. A perfect go-to weeknight recipe when you are short on prep time and need to get things done. I love setting this up and getting it in the oven and I'm free to do some things around the house, or get a few more meals set up for the rest of the week while this is roasting. Always make a little extra, this is phenomenally versatile for leftover makeovers!

6-8 chicken thighs, excess fat removed (skin on) ($1.75)
1/8 C. olive oil ($.35)
1 tsp. rosemary ($.05)
4 cloves garlic, minced (1 clove per 2 thighs) ($.10)
2-3 T. lemon juice ($.05)
salt and pepper, to taste ($.05)

Heat oven to 350. Grease a 13x9" baking dish.

Brush chicken with olive oil and coat evenly with garlic and rosemary. Sprinkle with lemon juice, season with salt and pepper, and bake uncovered for 45-55 minutes. Chicken is done when internal temperature reaches 165 and the skin should be golden brown.

Yields: 4 servings
Cost: $2.35
Cost per serving: $.59

Serves well with roasted potatoes and green salad or with seasoned brown rice and spinach salad with a raspberry vinagrette.

Leftover Makeover Ideas:

1. Chicken Stuffed Mushrooms
2. Chicken Croquettes
3. BBQ Chicken Pizza
4. Chicken, Chive, and Cheese Wraps
5. Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

1 comment:

  1. Rosemary paired with chicken (or potatoes) makes my mouth water just thinkin' about it! Yum, cannot wait to have this for dinner!