Roasted Chicken with Tomatoes, Olives and Fresh Herbs

Roasted Chicken with Tomatoes, Olives and Fresh Herbs

Perpetual reinvention is no way to live, but I’ve found myself in the midst of another home renovation. Between the new house and the new baby – and the daily dramas of a three-year-old – my cooking routine has gone up in smoke. We’ve eaten more grilled cheeses and french fries than I care to recall, which is perfect for bathing suit season…

One rainy afternoon, when my mom took Manster out on a date to the drugstore and I was home with Baby Ice, I took it upon myself to prepare something that required more than a panini press. I always keep a cache of grape tomatoes and olives on hand, and thanks to an overzealous pot of basil, we have plenty of fresh herbs. Whole Foods had a sale on chicken breasts, so there was some actual protein waiting in the wings. Voila, the fixings for a delicious and easy meal.

This recipe uses precious few ingredients, necessitates very little prep and is ready in about an hour. Baby Ice happily bounced away in his Jumperoo while I made the whole meal and I even had a few minutes to spare to thumb through one of the 7,000 magazines that has piled up in the playroom since his arrival. A success by any measure.

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Roasted Chicken with Tomatoes, Olives and Fresh Herbs

Ingredients

  • 1½ lbs chicken breasts, bone in, skin on – $5.39
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, whole – $3.99
  • 3 cloves of garlic, whole – stock
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
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