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Nov 19

Garlic Herb Chicken Breasts

Wow, my hubby loved these garlic herb chicken breasts.  I used the leftovers in salads (with honey mustard dressing) and he used them in quesadillas.  This recipe is quick, has only a few ingredients and tastes like something from a 5-star restaurant!

The key to moist, flavorful chicken is in the seasoning and cooking method.  Believe it or not, I didn’t even know how to cook chicken breasts (or any meat for that matter) until my late 20’s.

My husband and I don’t eat a lot of meat (he eats more than I do) but occasionally we get the calling for some animal protein and we honor that need.  We only buy organic, antibiotic and hormone-free chicken from our local coop from local farmers.  We know these chickens were raised humanely with fresh air, clean food and no dangerous chemicals.  We honor and thank the animals and plants that give their life for us and we urge you to do the same.

Garlic Herb Chicken Breast Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

Garlic Herb Chicken Breasts


  • 6 boneless, skinless organic/hormone/antibiotic-free chicken breasts

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • sea salt

  • fresh ground black pepper

  • Penzey’s shallot salt (or substitute garlic salt)

  • Penzey’s Green Goddess spice blend (or substitute Italian blend spice mix)

  • cayenne pepper

  • 1/3 cup water


  • Rinse chicken breasts under cold water and poke with fork tines.

  • Sprinkle all ingredients (except water) over chicken breasts on both sides; cover and let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours but preferably overnight.

  • When you are ready to bake the chicken add the water and bake covered in the oven at 350 degrees for approximately 35 minutes.

Chicken Breasts prepped to marinate
Cover chicken tightly with foil before baking
Baked Garlic Herb Chicken Breasts

Read here about my first trip to Penzey’s Spices with one of my best friends from college.  I fell in love with so many of their products but only bought a few.  That’s one thing about building a spice/seasoning cupboard…start with a few things here and there.  You don’t have to go out and spend a ton of money to get started.

For other entree ideas, check out the Recipes: Entrees page here.

Question of the Day:

What are your favorite seasonings or spices that you couldn’t live without?  For me it would be garlic and onion powder!

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