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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Simple Roast Chicken Breasts

How often do you pick up a rotisserie chicken for dinner?  At a cost of around $7 - seems like a reasonable deal.  But did you know that you can buy a whole chicken for less than $4 and roast it yourself?  And it is really easy!

I picked up these chicken breasts for 50% off the regular price - 8 whole chicken breasts for under $12.  I roasted them all at one time, had some for dinner, and packaged the rest for later meals.  Here's how I did it:

Roast Chicken

one (or more) whole chicken, or chicken pieces
two lemons per chicken
one rosemary sprig per chicken
salt and pepper to taste


Place the chickens (or pieces) in a glass pan sprayed with cooking spray.  Cut the lemons in half, squeeze the juice over the chicken and put the rind into the pan.  Salt and pepper to taste, and add the rosemary.

As you can see, I made two pans of chicken breasts.

Roast in the middle of a 375 degree oven for about 45 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 160.

To serve, cut the chicken off the bone.  Pour the juices from the pan into a small saucepan and simmer over medium heat.  Mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 1/4 cup cold water.  Add to the saucepan, stirring continually until the gravy has thickened.  Remove from heat.  Salt and pepper to taste, and pour over the chicken.


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  1. Could you eat this wihtout the gravy?

    1. Totally! I like gravy, but I don't always serve this chicken with the gravy.

  2. Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. This looks so amazingly comforting!
    Thank you for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza! Hope to see you there again this week :)