First of all, this chicken sounds amazing! I love butter ( a LOT!) and I especially love when things are smothered in butter, as this chicken is. So, the first thing I did was get all of our ingredients together.
Once I did this, I got to work. I put the butter into a microwaveable bowl and put it in for about two minutes (note that I didn't even use all of the butter I was supposed to and there was still so much!). I realized that there was more butter than we needed, so I split it up and saved one half of it for another secret project which I will disclose later in this post...
As I mixed these ingredients with my hands (like a true chef!), I realized there was waaaay too much than what we needed for four chicken breasts. So, once again, I divided up the mix and saved one half for that secret project I mentioned earlier (you probably forgot about that, huh?).
Now, the recipe didn't say this, but I sprayed my aluminum foil with Pam, simply because I have had bad experiences with chicken sticking to the foil (it's not fun). I would suggest doing this because it made the chicken really easy to get off once it was cooked.
Once that was done, we popped the chicken in the oven for 30 minutes. My chicken breasts were pretty thin, so I chose to cook them for a lower amount of time. I would suggest cooking them for 30 minutes, then checking them with a meat thermometer to see if they're ready.
While those were cooking, I decided to test my secret recipe idea which is......Garlic bread with Parmesan cheese and herb mixture topping! Not really a catchy name but hey, we can't win 'em all. So the first thing I did was grab a few slices of Italian bread. We luckily had Italian bread in the house, but if you don't no worries, I'm sure this recipe would taste good on any kind of bread (or bread-like substance).
|It just makes you want to drink it, doesn't it?|
Luckily, the force was strong with us today and our willpower was stronger than our urges, so our bread cooked and it was fantastic! Here's a picture of our first batch:
|Like heaven on a plate|
|Look at all that extra butter at the bottom!|
|The finished product! I served the chicken with garlic bread, white rice, and steamed carrots|
All in all, this meal was very easy to make as long as you don't mind getting your hands a bit dirty (that's half the fun!). It took me about ten minutes to prepare this dish which is nice if you need to make a meal fast. My only problem with this recipe is that the seasoning you put on the chicken is good, but very overpowering! I think that there might be too much oregano and Parmesan cheese in the mixture; if I made this recipe again, I would only put 1 tablespoon of dried oregano in or I would put in 2 tablespoons of fresh oregano. I would also half the amount of Parmesan cheese I used (so, 1 cup instead of 2 cups).
Also, I think there was too much excess seasoning mixture. I covered 4 pieces of chicken, 5 pieces of bread, and I still had a large amount left over! If you're doing a small amount of chicken like I did, I would cut the recipe in half. Besides that, I think this dish is really good! I would definitely make it again, but just with a few changes that I mentioned above :)
I hope this helped and I hope that your chicken comes out great if you make it! Once again, thanks for reading my blog! If you like what you see, please subscribe to my blog via Google+ or email (the links are on the side of the page below the search bar). Check back every day for more Pinterest recipes that may or may not make the cut! I hope you all have a great Labor Day weekend!