The theme for this week forI Heart Cooking Clubs is Fast & Fabulous (Dishes that take 30 minutes or less to make-- perfect for busy times). The recipe I chose for this week was Almond Roasted Chicken, and it can be found on page 85 in Donna Hay's Simple Dinners cookbook.
The ingredient list: cumin, lemon zest, lemon juice, chicken, olive oil, cinnamon, almonds, oregano, currants salt, and pepper.
I'm forever trying to find new ways to cook chicken for weeknights, requiring something easy, quick, and flavorful. Something NOT the same old baked or sauteed chicken. This recipe meets all those requirements and then some. The combination of almonds and currants, cinnamon, oregano, cumin, and lemon makes it full of flavor, they all go together so nicely.
It literally takes less than four minutes to throw all that together. The recipe has you use parchment to line a baking pan, place the chicken in the pan, toss in all the ingredients, bake for 20 minutes. At the end of the meal, you just throw away the baking parchment and cleanup is done. Perfect for weeknights or any time, wonderful enough to serve guests. Delicious.
Really, for the recipe, just buy the book, I've made ten recipes from it so far, and each one worthy of the purchase price. Please visit the I Heart Cooking Clubs site to see what the others made, you just click on their photo entry and it links you to their post/recipe.