Technique- Getting Under The Skin…
Not in the sense of being annoying; rather I'm referring to using (more cost effective) skin-on, bone- in chicken breasts for cooking, and using an herbed-rub, or marinade or sauce, and applying it under the skin.
Bring the (free-range) chicken breasts to room temp, rinse, pat dry and loosen the skin away from the meat with your fingers. Then, smother the meat with whatever flavours you're inclined to use that day, and fold the skin back over!
Some of my faves include:
-Homemade (PALEO!) Pesto- combine basil, garlic, olive oil, lemon and walnuts in a food processor and whiz til smooth.
-Tomato, basil, olive oil & garlic (also whizzed in the mini-prep).
– Lemon, rosemary, olive oil & fresh pepper.
Place in dish, cover and refrigerate overnight.
Then, let sit at room temp for about 30 minutes when you're ready to cook your meal. Sear in a hot skillet in some olive oil on each side for 5 minutes, then place in oven-safe dish and cook in pre-heated oven (450F) for 20-25 minutes, flipping once halfway, making sure internal temp reaches 160F.
Remove from oven, tent with foil and then serve- moist, tasty and delish, and 100% #PaleoDiet friendly!