French Chicken

What a remarkable dish this turned out to be. The French always know how to make a good chicken and vegetable dish so that is what my eyes were on as I was thinking of what to prepare today. In the end I had decided to just take what I loved from a few French classic recipes and make one of my own. And one that was relatively healthier by using the oven. This bright and pleasant dish was one of the best I have had in a long time. I served a side of plain pasta and it was beyond perfect seeing how you could pour the sauce over the pasta. Everything went hand in hand together.

I am sure you all can tell quite a difference in my pictures from the past week. I finally invested in a professional Canon eso 550D. As you all know this is going on my fourth year of having Ya Salam Cooking so it’s really something that I have needed for quite a while. When I first started this blog I had no idea how to blog little on taking pictures. Nothing compares to a quality SLR and I feel just complete with it now. I have always been a photographer at heart just with a crappy camera :P

4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1 large tomato, finely diced
3/4 cups water
1 chicken bullion cube
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
3 garlic cloves, diced
2 teaspoons salt
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped parsley
2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 potatoes, quartered
2 carrots, sliced

1. Pre-heat oven 350F. In a roasting pan add water, butter, chicken bullion and tomato paste, mix. Add tomato, brown sugar, vinegar, chili powder, garlic, salt, onion, parsley, thyme, oregano, potatoes and carrots.

2. Cut each chicken breast in half and place into roasting pan. Combine mixture well. Place lid on pan and place into oven. Cook for 1 hour.

Yields: 2-3 servings

9 Responses to French Chicken

  • Culinary Couture says:

    Noor, I LOVE your new camera! It takes great pictures! I can’t wait for more lovely photographs of food. And I hope to buy a fancy DSLR camera one day as well!

  • From Yeast to Zest says:

    Oh my this is my favorite pic yet and maybe even my favorite recipe on your Blog. I made a lentil soup just 2 days ago with almost the same ingredients but added brown lentils and brown rice and it was amazing. I agree, love the camera and now need to buy a DSLR my self. <3

  • Anonymous says:

    Finally your photos are as scrumptious as your recipes! Congrats on new camera, and 4 years of your blog.

  • Ann says:

    Congtrats on the new camera Noor. I noticed it in your last post and didn’t say anything…=). What kind of lens do you use? now you have the COMPLETE package! =)

  • Noor says:

    Thank you all so much and I hope inshAllah you all get your camera soon as well. <3

  • f48489d8-41ec-11e0-ab46-000bcdca4d7a says:

    I tried this recipe last night. Yummy!! Thanks Noor!

  • kanadiyah says:

    Very yummy :-) but after 1 hour at 350 degrees it was not cooked… i had to turn it up to 400 and cook for an additional half hour. Maybe just a difference in ovens? Not sure but in the end the result was good

  • Noor says:

    Maybe your chicken was larger than mine or your oven is not as hot just cook thoroughly until done for what works for you. I am glad you all liked it :)

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