Garlic-roasted chicken

Food Network

Serves: 4

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 skin-on, boneless chicken breasts (about 11/2 pounds)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 heads garlic
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 4 slices sourdough bread, grilled or toasted
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Heat the olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and cook, skin-side down, until browned, about 5 minutes.

Separate the heads of garlic into cloves but do not peel. Flip the chicken; add the garlic and rosemary to the skillet and transfer to the oven. Roast until the chicken is cooked through but still moist, 15 to 20 more minutes.

Place the bread on a platter and top each slice with a chicken breast. Add the vinegar to the skillet and scrape up any browned bits with a wooden spoon. Add 3 tablespoons water and simmer until the sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Pour the sauce and garlic over the chicken and bread.

*Chef’s note: I’ve made this recipe several times, and it’s always well-received. Super simple, super yummy. Everyone in my family loves it. If you can’t find boneless, skin-on breasts, simply cut the meat off the bone of bone-in, skin-on breasts. No biggie! But it’s important to have no bones for easier cutting; the best bites have both the chicken and the bread in them. Also, I’m a fan of a little more thickly sliced sourdough in this recipe. And don’t skimp on the garlic! It says heads, not cloves….

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