Chicken is a staple at our home. I cook chicken so much that there are times when I feel that I’m going to turn into one.
There are plenty of recipes out there, so I take advantage of my retirement because I have the time to plan. And to shop. I have the time to experiment. It seems the hardest thing for me to do is find something interesting to cook for dinner.
Chicken is so easy to prepare, but Chicken Herbs de Provence is even easier. Why pay for chicken at some restaurant when you can fix this moist and flavorful dish at home in less than an hour?
A few years ago, I toured a local lavender farm with a gardening group and came home with a tin of Herbs de Provence. I didn’t have time for the lavender wand making class, so I wanted my visit to count. At the time, I knew nothing about cooking with lavender. I still don’t know that much about cooking with lavender. So far, it’s been Chicken Herbs de Provence, lavender cookies and lavender lemonade.
“What can I to do with this?” I asked the woman in the gift shop.
“I’ll give you an easy chicken recipe that’s to die for,” she replied.
In this case, a promise is a promise.
Chicken Herbs de Provence
chicken, cut into your favorite pieces
Herbs de Provence
- Baste chicken with olive oil, then sprinkle with Herbs de Provence.
- Bake in a 400-degree oven for 35-45 minutes.
- Or grill–turning frequently.
I could make my own Herbs de Provence by growing and drying my own herbs. Possibly, I can make that a goal for next year’s garden. Until then, I can purchase Herbs de Provence at the farmers markets.