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Cooking 101: Herb Roasted Chicken

I love roasted chicken and make this simple recipe at least a few times a month. It is super easy and delicious. Herb Roasted Chicken

1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon coconut oil, grape-seed oil or any other oil you prefer
4 pieces of chicken breasts or 8 pieces of thighs, it can be skinless or boneless. If you are using skinless and boneless, it takes less time to cook and check on the meat 10-12 minutes earlier.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Pat the meat with a paper towel to make sure it is dry and all moisture is removed.

Combine together the seasonings, oil and butter.

Pour over the chicken and rub it into the meat and place in a baking dish. If you use a metal dish, the cooking time will be decreased by 5-10 minutes.

Bake the skinless, boneless chicken breasts for 30-40 minutes
Bake the  bone-in chicken breasts for 40-50 minutes
Bake the skinless, boneless chicken thighs for 40-50 minutes
Bake the bone-in chicken thighs for 50-60 minutes

This is great on salads, in sandwiches or just the way it is.

Citrus Chicken Salad

Citrus Chicken SaladWith the holiday season upon us, it is so easy to snack on cookies from a cookie party and those delicious chocolates a client dropped off for the office. I like to add a few salads to the mix to help maintain my weight during the holiday season. This is a very simple recipe that balances sweet, acidity and the earthly flavors. You can dress this salad up any way you want and add bacon, avocados or any other ingredient you like.
Salad Ingredients
2 chicken breasts, grilled and sliced
1/2 cup walnut halves
4 cups mixed greens, I like to use a baby spinach mix or arugula mix
1 large navel orange, peeled and sectioned
1 green apple, cored and sliced
4 tablespoons raisins
1/3 cup red onions, sliced
1/2 cup grape tomatoes
1/4 cup Gorgonzola cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup croutons, if desired (i prefer to leave these out for myself)

Citrus Vinaigrette Ingredients
2/3 cup rice wine vinegar
4 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon dijon mustard

Citrus Vinaigrette Directions
Whisk together all of the ingredients and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
2 chicken breasts

Salad Ingredients
Mix together the salad ingredients and add a healthy serving of the vinaigrette.