Tonight I made Baked Chicken with Herbs, Garlic, and Shallots. It was delicious! Although, frankly, if anyone can come up with a bad recipe using chicken, butter, shallots, garlic, thyme, rosemary, coarse salt, and pepper, I'd be curious to hear about it. Yum, yum, yum.
3–4 lbs. chicken pieces
3 Tbs. unsalted butter
6 medium shallots, cut in half and peeled
8 large garlic cloves, peeled
Leaves stripped from 10 sprigs fresh thyme
Leaves stripped from 8 sprigs fresh rosemary
1-1/2 tsp. coarse salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Heat the oven to 425°F.
Put the butter into a large, shallow baking pan. Put the pan into the oven while it's heating. When the butter is melted (about 10 min.), remove the pan. Add the shallots, garlic, thyme, and rosemary, and swirl the pan to coat the ingredients in the butter.
Dredge the chicken, skin side down, in the butter and herb mixture, and arrange, skin side up, in the pan. Sprinkle the chicken generously with the salt and pepper. Bake until the chicken is browned and cooked through, 50 to 60 min. Serve with the shallots and garlic along with a drizzle of the pan drippings.
We watched "The Good Girl," which Andy promptly added to our list of "Let's go hang ourselves" movies. It was definitely depressing, but I liked it. I have to admit that I've never thought much of Jennifer Aniston, but she did a good job here. Maybe she does deserve Brad Pitt after all.