Monday, 27 October 2014

Packed Basil Baked Chicken Thigh for BB's Weekend Lunch

A special treat for BB last weekend - basil baked chicken thigh with button mushrooms & tomatoes! I simply love using herbs to enhance the natural flavours ;)


Half of an organic chicken thigh fillet
A dash of dried basil
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
2 button mushrooms (white or brown)
3 organic cherry tomatoes, halved


1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.

2. Sprinkle some dried basil onto the chicken & drizzle some EVOO over. Rub the mixture over the chicken including under the skin.

3. Drizzle some EVOO over the mushrooms too.

4. Put both the chicken & mushrooms into the oven & bake for 20 minutes.

5. Put the tomatoes into the oven 5 minutes before the chicken & mushrooms are done.
(Tip: Instead of adding more oil, I dipped them in the golden essence, which comprised of the rich flavours from the chicken oil, EVOO & basil, that flowed out from the chicken during baking.)

BB totally enjoyed his luncheon that day! Kept asking for more by saying 'Mum-mum-mum!' when he had not even swallowed his last mouthful of food. Furthermore, he did the gesture of 'Please, please' (which I had taught him to do to ask for snacks instead of crying for them) on his own accord..lolz! I tried one piece of the chicken & omg, it was indeed good! A nice aroma of basil filled up my mouth as I chewed it. Who says healthy food without seasonings can't taste good? *Wink* To complete the meal, I also brought out a golden kiwi as well as some freeze-dried orange slices for him to snack on (will be sharing more about this healthy snack in my next post so do stay tuned).

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