I picked up a great cookbook called Cooking on Your Own by Henry Lewis Creel at a local antique store. It has lots of simple single serving recipes like this baked chicken I am sharing today.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and lets get started. I used my trusty toaster oven.
You will need some olive oil, flour, paprika, chicken, lemon, shallot or onion, butter, garlic, thyme and salt and pepper. (hubby makes a guest appearance in the background eating waffles)
Melt the butter.
Pour it into your baking dish.
Pour the flour out and season with the salt and pepper AND paprika. I didn't read the recipe closely and forgot the paprika, but thats ok I just added it later.
Flour the chicken. The recipe calls for a breast but I used thighs because I love them.
Get the chicken in the butter and roll it around so its nice and coated in buttery goodness. Leave it skin side down.
Pop it in the oven or dirty toaster oven in my case and let it cook for 20 minutes...but don't wander away, we are not done yet.
Juice your lemon, I use a nice wire strainer to catch the seeds.
Chop the shallot and garlic.
Combine it in a bowl with the lemon juice and olive oil, and if you are like me, the paprika you forgot earlier.
After the 20 minutes is up, flip the chicken and pour the lemon juice mixture over it. Close up the oven for another 20 minutes.
Pull it out of the oven and you are ready to eat!
I served this with some steamed broccoli and it was delicious. Quite easy and just one serving!