Italian Seasoned Chicken

By: jlayton77
This recipe is more complex than others, but well worth it in the -- end believe me. It is a very sharp and very juicy recipe, with heavy garlic flavour -- very specific as you can see. The preparation is kind of lengthy, but relatively easy I would say. No ingredients are needed which cannot be found in any grocery department near you. All you need is a little bit of time a little bit of energy, and someone very special to impress.

Serve Italian Seasoned Chicken with any vegetable or under a white sauce -- it is all your choice, remember that you are the chef here. The recipe for the chicken itself is meant to be aesthetically pleasing to the eye, so if you chose to serve it alone for example, or maybe with a garnish, it will make a very impressive meal. Drizzling white sauce under the plate in a pattern, and placing fresh greens on top will create a romantic appeal, and make you look like a gourmet hero! Thick soups, such as a leek soup, or clam chowder also go well with this chicken.

I would recommend you stick to red wines in order to offset the garlic in the recipe. A Pinot Noir would be a good choice, because it is rather ambiguously flavoured, yet is still a strong wine... so consider this choice unless you have something else in mind. For the kids, cranberry or grape juice is nice. Anything tart will be fine as well.

Ingredients:

4 Chicken breasts
8 Cloves of garlic
4 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
? c fresh chopped green onions
? c. butter.

Cooking Instructions:

1. Preheat your grill or oven to med-high or 425?
2. Slice each clove of garlic in half, yielding 16 pieces total.
3. Place four squares of tin foil (shiny side up) on your counter.
4. Make two shallow incisions in each side of the chicken breasts.
5. Place two pieces of garlic, a small bit of butter, and a dash or onion on each square of foil.
6. Lightly rub each chicken breast in Italian seasoning.
7. Place each breast on top of the garlic and onion you've put on the foil.
8. Place two more pieces of garlic on top of the chicken, followed by the onion.
9. Wrap the sides of the foil over the chicken, forming four enclosed "chicken-pods."
10. Place the chicken into your grill or oven for 15-20 minutes, flipping only once.
11. Unwrap the chicken and serve immediately.
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