This Sunday I made dinner for the sibs. A pretty basic menu--roasted chicken, spinach, and rice. Oh and my famous molasses cookies (recipe to follow).
For the chicken breasts, I seasoned both sides with salt and pepper and browned them in a cast iron skillet at medium high with a little olive oil for approximately 4 minutes per side. Then I put the entire skillet in a 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes. Maybe a little long, yes, but I'm not about to eat undercooked chicken. I topped it with a simple compound butter composed of butter (real surprise, right?), lemon zest, olive oil, salt, garlic, and rosemary. Voila. Pretty simple and very flavorful. I smeared some of the butter on the chicken about 10 minutes before it finished cooking, and then added more right before serving.