Gino's Escaped Chicken
aka baked chicken with tomatoes and olives or as they say "Petti di pollo al forno con pomodorini"
4 chicken breasts minus the chicken tender - skin on or off - can substitute one turkey breast
20 cherry tomatoes on the vine
1 small red onion, sliced thinly
6 garlic cloves, whole
4 springs of rosemary
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 slices pancetta or Canadian bacon
20 black or mixed green and black olives
8 basil leaves, roughly chopped
YIELD: serves 4
COURSE: Chicken & Other Birds
- Heat your oven to 375 degrees F.
- Spray a low sided roasting pan lightly with olive oil, Add the chicken, tomatoes, onion, and garlic to the pan. Drizzle the ingredients with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Put the pan in the oven for 12 minutes
Briefly remove the pan from the oven to add the olives and, pancetta. bake for another 12 to 15 minutes. Use an oven thermometer to check for an internal chicken temperature of 150 degrees F
Let rest for 5 minutes, and then divide the food among 4 plates. Sprinkle with the basil leaves and serve. .