Melt in Your Mouth Baked Chicken

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How hard is it to size a ring? For me, it’s extremely difficult. I’ve had to have my ring resized… wait for it… three times already! It only took three appointments before the ring finally fit. How is this possible, you ask? Well, on my first appointment, I was so excited that I slid the size 4 ring sizer over my finger and called it a done deal. A sizing appointment that normally takes an hour took us four hours because of the drastic size change, but I did get it back that day.

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The next morning, I’d be working on things around the house and the ring would slide like crazy to my knuckle. A quick google search later and I learned that if you have your fingers pointing the floor and shake vigorously, your ring should stay put. I sat on my bed, flicking my wrist left and right. Expecting the ring to fall somewhere on the bed, I was caught off guard when it went flying across the room and hit the wall. Whoops.

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I told my DF that the ring was too large and we had to go back to the jeweler to have it resized again. Luckily, they had an opening that evening and were able to finish it in an hour. The jeweler told me to try and apply a little force to get the 3.5 over my knuckle, and it went over just fine. I was nervous the first time trying to put on a 3.5 because I was afraid my finger would get stuck. 3.5 it was.

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The ring fit fine… until I started working. Most people swell in the air, but apparently I shrivel like a prune. While I was working in the air, the ring would slip off with ease, not even stopping at my knuckle. I had to wear my ring on a different finger for the rest of my flights because I was afraid I’d lose it if worn on my wedding ring finger.

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By this time, my DF and I had already moved back up north and there were no Robbins Brothers around. If we went down to Southern California to get it resized, we would need a car to drive to the closest Robbins Brothers. I found out that they had a location in Downtown Seattle, which would be easily accessible from the airport/linklight rail. My DF called, and sure enough, they would see what they could do.

Since the sizing I needed was a bit abnormal, they didn’t want to guarantee that they could resize it until they saw the actual ring. The next day, my DF and I were on the first flight to Seattle for the day.

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The weird thing was that when trying on the ring sizer for a 3 and a 3.5, it wouldn’t budge anywhere over my knuckle. There was no way that I was getting either of them on. They re-measured my engagement ring and verified that it was indeed a 3.5. Since the band was so thin, it gave my finger more room to budge, which is why my ring fit me and the ring sizer didn’t.

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Such a complicated situation, huh? Well, the actual jeweler came out with the salesperson and we were all debating on what size to make the ring now. Since it was the third sizing, we wanted to make sure it was the last one and that it’d fit. We left the ring with the jeweler and he said it’d be done in the next hour.

My DF and I went to go eat lunch and then we returned to Robbins Brothers. Finally, it was the moment of truth. When I tried to put it over my knuckle, it wouldn’t fit. No matter how much I forced it and budged, there was no way it was going over my knuckle after walking a mile in 82 degree weather (I blame it on me being the most “swollen” since I hardly work out). I had a split second of panic before the sales guy asked if I wanted some shea butter to help slip the ring on. When I exclaimed yes, he took a step and pulled out a bottle of Windex instead. Apparently Windex works just as well. A couple of sprays on my finger and the ring slid right over the knuckle. Thank goodness!

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The ring still has room to move around my finger and is not tight at all, but this time there’s no way the ring can slide over my knuckle on its own. The summer is when your body is the most swollen, so I would only shrivel in the winter. I’m pretty sure I’m not using the correct scientific words, but oh well. I swell and I shrivel, deal with it.

This chicken is an easy dish to whip up for dinner in the oven. By coating the meat and wrapping it in foil, you are trapping all the juices to ensure a moist and flavorful meal. I loved the browning on the top and the nice layer that the sauce gives. Enjoy!

Melt in Your Mouth Baked Chicken

Ingredients

  • 3-4 frozen chicken breasts
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp Mrs. Dash, any flavor
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp red chili flakes
  • pinch of cayenne pepper

Directions

  1. Mix all of the ingredients (except the chicken) together in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Evenly coat the chicken with the mixture on both sides.
  3. Wrap each breast in foil and bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.
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Comments

  1. Sam Haughwout says

    Having tiny fingers can totally stink! I had to get mine resized several times finally ending on a 3.75 (we purchased the ring from Costco originally a 7)

    I’ve seen several variants of this recipe from pinterest. Definitely need to try it.

  2. Nala says

    OOoh that chicken looks divine – and with my favorite marinade/sauce – yoghurt!! I do hope your ring fits well now =) Quite an interesting tale.

  3. christy says

    How long would you bake if the chicken is fresh, not frozen? would you still bake at 400? or would you lower the temperature? (I’m always so paranoid that I’m going to overcook the chicken)

  4. jo says

    What doesthe ring story got to do with the chicken. TRY LOOKING FOR “PARM CRUSTED CHIKEN” . iT’ GOT MAYO , PARM CHSE. AND i PUT A SQUIRT OF SPICY MUSTARD IB IT TOO.
    It’s a much btter recipe without the ring story….just get to te point willyan

  5. Lydia says

    Making this tonight! It currently has 13 minutes left! i am very much looking forward to trying it. I did not use greek yogurt though, i only had original plain (vanilla) yogurt… wish me luck! :) I will let you know how it turned out!

    • lydia says

      I liked it a lot, but think it would be better with Greek yogurt. I am going to try it again but think i am going to experiment again and use coconut Greek yogurt!! :-) sounds sweet and spicey and I think it sounds really yummy!!!

  6. Cindy says

    THIS WAS DELICIOUS!! SUPER HEALTHY, LOW FAT, AND VERY MOIST. Thanks so much for a new recipe to add to my weekly rotation. i added my own spices to the mix. even my 3 year old gobbled it up. I served it with ina garten’s greek panzanilla salad. what a hit!

    for those complaining about oven times, it’s chicken. the author of the recipe has no idea what measurement of chicken you’re using. the weight, thickness, etc. will affect the cook time, as does different ovens. I would never blame the recipe for varying factors such as these.

    thanks again!!

  7. says

    Since the recipe calls for frozen chicken….. Is the chicken supposed to be frozen when we put it into the oven? I know (dumb dA dumb dumb…. Just making sure!)

  8. says

    i LOVE THE FACT THAT IT IS MADE WITH YOGURT INSTEAD OF MAYO, SO MANY PEOPLE USE MAYO. i AM ALWAYS UP FOR NEW CHICKEN RECIPES. I HAVE USED FROZEN CHICKEN BEFORE AND IT TURNS OUT JUST AS IF YOU WERE USING FRESH. gREAT IDEA, THANKS FOR SHARING :)

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