Basil Carrot & Cilantro Pepper Roasted Chicken Breast
Time: 45- 60 minutes
Yield: 4 Servings
(10 Item Recipe)
1 Large Organic Boneless, Skinless, Chicken Breast (2 lbs), if you cannot get a large breast 4 small-medium breast will do as well
1 Organic Carrot
1 Stalk Organic Celery
1 Clove Organic Garlic
1/2 Organic Green Bell Pepper
1 1/2 Teaspoons Organic Sweet Basil, dried – You can also use 1/2 Cup fresh organic chopped if you prefer
1 Teaspoon Organic Cilantro, dried – You can also use 1/4 cup of fresh organic chopped if you prefer
1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
Freshly Ground Pepper
1 Teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Preheat oven to 350. In a large oven safe dish fill with 3/4 cups purified water. Put your carrot, celery and green pepper whole into the water. Take all spices mixing together cilantro, basil, sea salt and pepper. Drizzle both sides of chicken breast rubbing the olive oil in. Then sprinkle both sides with dry rub spices patting down. Take chicken breast and set into pan of water don’t worry if spices come of bottom and go into the water mixture this will make for a deliciously flavorful and moist chicken breast. Top with foil. Cook on 350 for 30 minutes. Be careful you don’t get steam burned while removing foil. Cook an additional 20-30 minutes until meat is white and juices run clear. Remove carrot, celery, garlic, bell pepper and chop them. Slice chicken breast and serve with carrot, celery, garlic and bell pepper mixture on top.
Modifications if using 4 small – medium chicken breasts:
If you aren’t using a large breast and your pieces are smaller you want to watch your chicken as you may likely need only 45 minutes.
You can also do this on a bbq. Take a large piece of foil and make a boat inserting ingredients folding top over and pulling edges up to lock in juices, seasoning and keep it all inside the foil not in the grill. On medium cook 20-40 minutes until juices run clear. You want to check it after 20 minutes.
You can also do this in the crock pot slow cooking it until juices run clear.
This makes amazing chicken as an entree. We like to take our yellow squash recipe and top the chicken with it. The yellow squash recipe also makes a wonderful meal together with the chicken. We love the squash as a topping served over the chicken.
You can also serve the squash as a side served next to the chicken.
Healthy Lunch Options:
Also makes wonderful sandwiches and meat for wraps, as well as roasted chicken for a delicious salad.
We usually make a little extra so we can use the perfectly seasoned chicken breast the next day for lunches.
Sometimes I make this up on Sundays to use for lunches during the week as a healthy alternative to preserved high fat and high sodium processed lunch meats.