Tonight I made a simple roast chicken seasoned with nothing more than McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning. I found it among my spices as I was deciding what to do with my chicken for dinner. I know that I didn't buy it so… Kono must have brought it home and I’m glad that he did.
It was a quick and easy fix for what should have been a fairly uneventful chicken dinner. The Montreal seasoning gave the chicken a strong peppery flavor that hits your palate with a punch but quickly balances out with the rest of the spices that are more of a salty savory blend that keeps you coming back for more.
I prepared three large bone in skin on chicken breast that I sprinkled with Montreal seasoning on both sides and let them sit in the seasoning for about 30 minutes at room temperature. Then I placed them on a sheet pan lined with foil (easy clean up) and roasted the chicken for 30 minutes in a hot 400 degree oven.
The end result was an amazingly juicy chicken breast that was packed with flavor all the way through to the bone.
It just goes to show that you can’t trust everything you read. Montreal Steak Seasoning works well on Chicken and I bet it would work well on fish too.
No, this is not a commercial. I’m just surprised at how one pre mixed seasoning blend could transform a piece of chicken into a delicious meal with just a few shakes.