Tomorrow I turn 44 and others will tell me all day to "Beware of The Idea of March!" that it is also the day that Julius Caesar was assassinated as well. Oh well, from what I hear he had it coming anyway and I don't believe in that particular juju of the day being bad luck. This month has been full of crazy and self exploration. When I get nutty and introspective I cook. This means that my family will get great meals but they will also get crazy, they take it in stride.
This week was particularly crazy at work so I roasted this chicken to a lovely brown, it died a good death. This recipe is delicious and it all ends up in a cast iron pan which you pop in the oven and let it do the magic. It is simple, delicious and made with love. By a raving female...
This is the easy part. Cut up tomatoes into chunks, chop the onion and garlic. Pour 2 Tablespoons of olive oil in the oven safe skillet, get it hot. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Pour the 1/4 cup of flour on the chicken and give it a toss. Lightly brown the chicken in that pan. Toss all of those tomatoes, onion and garlic right on top of that sizzling chicken. Add some more salt and pepper. Place the skillet in the oven for 45 minutes. Toss the sliced crusty bread on top, spoon pan juices on the bread and kick the oven up to broil. When the bread has browned it is all done. We gobbled this one down so fast that I never got a picture of it plated. So so good! Let me know how you like it.
* If you use the boneless skinless then add 1/2 cup of chicken stock to the pan when you bake. And then go learn how to eat real chicken!