DATE: 12/15/2004 01:07:00 PM
Last night Stephen and I made ourselves a scrumptious chicken dinner, you know, as if we're real people with reasonable schedules who do healthy things like eat home-cooked meals together.
So here's the recipe for my mother's simple, yet delicious baked chicken:
1. Take anywhere from 2 to 6 chicken pieces, depending on how many are eating / how much you want left over (it's very good cold) / how big the biggest cookie sheet you have is, defrost, wash. Lay upside down on foil-covered cookie sheet and sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
2. Turn chicken over. Add 2-3 "dots" of butter or margarine--about a quarter-inch square--per piece (stick margarine works best, but tub margarine is ok also), sprinkle on garlic salt, and finally cover pieces with a layer of grated Parmesan cheese (from the green can is what I use).
3. Bake at 400 degrees F for 90 minutes.
This chicken is best with the following side dish, also one of my mother's recipes, and I defy you to come up with a cheaper, simpler recipe that doesn't involve ready-to-eat ingredients:
1. In casserole dish, stir one can Cream of Mushroom soup into one can french-cut green beans.
2. Microwave five minutes
This meal is best served with Miles Davis' Kind of Blue playing on the stereo, a bitter cold winter night clawing fruitlessly at the window outside, and rice pilaf.