As I get older I realize how much I like simple things. Sure, I can appreciate an over the top elaborate 10 course meal. But you just won’t find me cooking one anymore. No, simple and fresh flavors work for me.
While “shopping” in my friend Holland’s garden again, she gave me a fresh fennel bulb from her huge plant. Fennel is such a wonderfully sweet, licorice scented vegetable. You can roast it or eat it raw, thinly sliced and added to salad. Cooked or raw it is delicious.
This recipe showcases the flavor of the fennel. With the addition of a sweet onion and fresh thyme, this baked chicken goes from simple to sublime.
1 large sweet onion1 large fennel bulb5 fresh thyme sprigs4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 servings