“ There's nothing quite as comforting as a one pot dinner of roasted chicken and potatoes. The chicken is flavored with a Greek-inspired marinade of lemon and oregano, which also doubles as a vinaigrette for a simple salad. Alex, Recipe Hunter ”
A dinner of roasted chicken and potatoes is one of the simplest yet most delicious meals to make for a comforting dinner. If you have the time, roasting a whole chicken is ideal but when you want something a little bit simpler and just as good, we love the idea of using pieces from a whole chicken that has been cut up. In this recipe, Emilie marinates the chicken in a tangy Greek-inspired mixture of lemon, garlic, olive oil, and oregano. Roasting the chicken on top of a bed of potatoes turns this dinner into a one-pot meal and the potatoes absorb all of the delicious flavors of the chicken as it cooks. Serve this with a simple side salad of greens, cherry tomatoes, and feta using some of the reserved marinade as a vinaigrette and you’ve got yourself a comforting meal with no fuss.
“ I love to feed people...that’s what I do. My approach to cooking uses fresh and seasonal ingredients in a fuss free kind of way. I like to keep it simple without sacrificing on taste. If I can keep the dishes to a minimum, even better! ”
Emilie is the recipe developer and writer behind The Clever Carrot. As a culinary grad and freelance recipe developer, Emilie’s blog is all about “recipes, stories, and creative tips for the everyday kitchen.” What we love most about Emilie’s style is that even though she has professional training, she shows us how we can make absolutely beautiful dishes very simply by letting the bounty of fresh, seasonal ingredients shine through. This is deliciously unfussy food with big flavor, just the way we like it!
If you’re trying to mince garlic as fine as possible to use in a marinade or rub, you could use a regular garlic press, but we find that it bruises the garlic and ends up in a lot of waste. For an easier method, here’s our trick using another tool you probably already have in your kitchen.
To easily mince garlic, rub peeled cloves on the finest side of a grater or on a microplane zester.
The resulting shavings will be fine enough to mix into a paste for an intense garlic flavor. Since the cloves are so small, make sure to be careful of your fingers to avoid a nasty cut. Using a zester will make the job faster and easier with much better results.
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