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Aunt Anne's Best Chicken Recipe
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Aunt Anne's Best Chicken Recipe

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Molly Seidel of Edgewood, New Mexico says her Aunt Anne can turn preparing an ordinary meal into an art form. “This chicken bakes up juicy and tender, and the tantalizing aroma is enough to make anyone’s mouth water,” Molly says. “My husband requests it often.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon each minced fresh thyme, marjoram, basil and rosemary
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Dash salt and pepper
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 262 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 109 mg cholesterol, 215 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 35 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the butter, parsley, thyme, marjoram, basil, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper. Spoon over chicken. Place in a 1-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with onion.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 179° adding wine after the first 15 minutes. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Aunt Anne's Best Chicken in Cooking for 2 Winter 2007, p25

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2012

"Making (first time) for Sunday Dinner. Given that tasteofhome recipes are *supreme* (IMO), this gets a **5**."

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

"This was good but the wine sauce was too thin so next time I will thicken it up with butter."

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2009

"I thought this was a little too herby, and it seemed to be missing something."

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2008

"I did a mixture of butter and olive oil, then added in a small amount of seasoning salt, and Emeril's essence. I also used a combination of minced garlic & garlic powder. Very easy to make."

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2008

"My husband thought the mixture of herbs was a little too much but I thought it was an easy and pleasant recipe."

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