First Free Recipe from Simple, Healthy, Fresh 1.0: French Country Chicken!

Sharing a picture of tonight’s dinner with you, French Country Chicken, from the cookbook, Simple, Healthy, Fresh 1.0



Thought I would give the recipe from the cookbook for you, then on successive First Fridays of each month, i’ll post a new free recipe from the cookbook.  I use a white drinking wine for the liquid with water, leaving a crisp background taste throughout the baked chicken. Being diabetic, I found the long cooking/baking time removed the alcohol and didn’t raise my blood sugars, but if you wanted, substitute a low-sodium chicken stock for the wine.  Sometimes I will put a bay leaf inside the cavity to increase the mellow flavors of the herbs de provence, but I left it out, to enhance the spice mixture.  I always add lavendar to my herbs de provence if it isn’t included. I would serve with pan fried/sauteed asparagus, fried caramelized Brussels sprouts with garlic and pepper and/or baked squash with wine, with a large, crispy-crunchy three-leaf lettuce salad.



1 sale or bargain chicken, washed and dried.


1 cup white drinking wine, 1/2 cup water

Spices: BOT, 1 tbsp herbs de provence, 1 tsp ea. onion and garlic powders, black and white peppers.


Place chicken, breast side up, in baking dish/pan, sprinkle inside with spice mixture. Rub EVOO-FCP over chicken and rub spice mixture evenly over chicken.  Add wine and water, bake for 350 for 1- 1 1/2 hours until thigh juices run clear.

By Brick ONeil

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