Eating healthy is awesome but at times the food in particular gets a little too boring. With not much choices you tend to repeat your recipes. This can sometimes take you on the verge of a breakdown (and ruining your diet) because deep inside, you crave to eat food that comes in those takeout boxes and is amazingly delicious, loaded off course but yes unavoidably tasty. Whenever I am in such kind of a dilemma, I always make myself something that is loaded with herbs and flavors, it really satiates me to the next level. Chicken being my favorite dinner, this chicken breast seasoned with garlic, basil, and red pepper flakes really peps and lifts my mood. The best part of this recipe is that its loaded with proteins and very less on the calories, It’s just perfect for a hearty meal. Make a side of grilled veggies along this and you will be sorted. Try this really simple Herbed Baked Chicken Breast recipe yourself tonight and you will fall in love with its simplicity and flavor too.
1 tablespoon dried parsley, divided
1 tablespoon dried basil, divided
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
2. Sprinkle 1 tsp parsley and 1 tsp basil evenly over the bottom of the baking dish. Arrange chicken breast halves in the dish, and sprinkle evenly with garlic slices. In a small bowl, mix the remaining 2 teaspoons parsley, remaining 2 teaspoons basil, salt, and red pepper; sprinkle over the chicken.
3. Bake covered in the preheated oven 25 minutes. Remove cover, and continue baking 15 minutes, or until chicken juices run clear.
Nutritional value per serve: Calories 155kcal, Fat 3g, Carbs 4g, Protein 25.5g