My daughters used to say that we were all going to turn into chickens. Because we always ate so much of it.
We still do.
Fact is, chicken is easy to cook. It doesn't take long. It is the kind of food that you can use just about any seasoning or sauce on and it will taste good. You can fry it, bake it, broil it, grill it, braise it -- on and on -- and it's also good. Even the leftovers are useful and good.
With all those benefits, who wouldn't eat a lot of chicken?
Anyway, even though I have my favorite chicken recipes, I am always trying to prepare it in different ways, just so dinner won't be boring. This recipe, using ginger preserves, was a quick, easy, fabulous dinner.
Roasted Chicken Breasts with Ginger preserves and rosemary
4 large bone-in chicken breasts (or whole legs)
1/2 cup ginger preserves
2 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Rinse and dry the chicken pieces and place them in a baking pan. Combine the ginger preserves, Balsamic vinegar, mustard and rosemary and spoon over the chicken. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350°F. Continue to bake for about 30 minutes or until cooked through.
Makes 4 servings.