Soul Food

Sunday, 22 November 2009
I did finally shower (once) this weekend and managed to do a load of laundry but beyond that, I haven't been out of my PJs.  This flu/cold hit me hard on Thursday and by Friday night I was lying on my back in bed with a bag of frozen corn on my sinuses.  I haven't felt that bad in years.

Much better today, I was actually hungry so I decided to roast a chicken and enjoy a plate of soul food.  I rarely eat meat anymore and this is such an easy meal to do.

(Makes 2 servings)
1 chicken breast w/skin and bones (the one I purchased was large)
Extra virgin olive oil
2 small carrots, peeled
2 medium parsnips, peeled
1 medium potato, peeled
1 half yellow onion
4 large garlic cloves, peeled
3 sprigs fresh Rosemary
Chop all veggies to be about the same size

Rub both sides of the chicken with olive oil, fresh salt, fresh ground pepper
Coat veggies with olive oil, salt pepper
Toss the veggies on the chicken, add Rosemary
Bake at 350 F for one hour
Stir, reduce heat to 325 and add 2 tablespoons boiling water to help veggies cook, bake another 45 minutes

The parsnips come out sweet and tasty and the onions and garlic give a little snap to the potatoes and chicken with a touch of Rosemary.




Tina L. Hook said...

Whenever I had to make Thanksgiving for two I used to do something similar with Turkey Breast. Really good dish.

Good trick: brown the skin a little on the stove (in olive oil and sage)before you flip meat and toss in the veggies and throw in the oven. Yums.

Chris F. said...

I will have to give this a try sometime.

Teri's Blog said...

I hope you are feeling better!

Denae said...

Thanks - the food helped!
Yummm will try the browning on the stove before popping it in the oven...