Baked Chicken with Garlic and Sun Dried Tomatoes
- Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 239.3
- Total Fat: 7.1 g
- Cholesterol: 71.1 mg
- Sodium: 249.1 mg
- Total Carbs: 12.5 g
- Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g
- Protein: 28.7 g
IntroductionGarlic lovers, rejoice! This recipe contains a whopping two heads, but the flavor mellows and sweetens when baked. Garlic lovers, rejoice! This recipe contains a whopping two heads, but the flavor mellows and sweetens when baked.
1 pound chicken breasts, boneless, cut into 4 oz portions
1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil
2 heads garlic, peeled (about 20 cloves)
1 medium yellow or white onion, cut in half from root to tip, then sliced thin
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped, (not packed in oil)
1/4 cup white wine
1/2-3/4 cup chicken stock
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Black pepper to taste
Wondra, a superfine flour designed to be quick mixing, is a great pantry item and a sauce thickener. If you would prefer a sauce with the dish; remove the meat and vegetables from the skillet. Combine 1 tablespoon Wondra with 2 tablespoons water. Whisk mixture into skillet over heat. Whisk until sauce thickens.
If you prefer not to cook with wine, use stock instead.
Place an ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add the oil once the pan is warm. Add the crushed garlic to pan, then place chicken on top of the garlic. Toss in the remaining garlic cloves.
Cook the chicken for about 8 minutes, or until it will release itself easily from the pan, then flip to cook the other side. Continue to cook for 4 minutes.
Remove the chicken from the skillet. Set aside.
Place onions and tomatoes over the caramelized garlic and cook for 3-4 minutes. Reduce heat and add the wine. Use the back of a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. This deglazing technique will remove the flavor stuck to the bottom of the pan.
Add chicken back to the skillet. Add stock until the chicken is covered halfway. Add the oregano and black pepper to taste. Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
Serving size: 1 piece chicken with about 1/4 cup garlic and vegetables
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This was a wonderful recipe, easy to follow and delicious! I added mushrooms, celery and spinach. I used champagne instead of white wine because I had that. I didn't have an oven proof pan so I made it in my fry pan, then put spinach on the bottom of my baking dish added the fry pan ing. and chicken - 10/28/09
I was disappointed. It looked and smelled great up until the wine was added. The wine and oregano overpowered the garlic which really surprised me. If I ever try again, I will definitely add the Wondra thickener because the sauce was runny even after cooking an extra 10 min. with the lid off. - 9/8/09