I love chicken. My husband, on the other hand, could really live without it. There’s only a select number of chicken recipes that he welcomes with open arms, and that’s even stretching it. When I found this recipe for chicken with garlic and parsley on a blog called All That Splatters I thought it looked delicious and might make it onto hubby’s short list. Well I was right. He took one bite and said, with his mouth full, “Oh that’s good. You can make this again!”
[UPDATE] July 11, 2010: I am updating this recipe for 3 reasons: to include a marvelous gravy that I made the other night, to add new photos, and to give you a printable version. I’ve made this dish MANY times, it can be thrown together in less than 30 minutes, and really, you could use any fresh herb that strikes your fancy. A few that come to mind are rosemary, sage, and thyme. Parsley works so well because of its mild flavor and doesn’t overpower the dish. This is GREAT for one of those nights when you don’t know what to cook. Serve this juicy, tender chicken with some quick cooking rice and steamed veggies. [END UPDATE]
I think one of the reasons this recipe is such a success is the marriage of olive oil and butter and the simplicity of the ingredients needed. What a delicious combination. I have made a few adaptations and they are reflected in the recipe below. Enjoy!