Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Greek Chicken

Let me start off with a disclaimer. You should really go check out Rach's recipe site (HERE) if you're serious about cooking. I am not a chef, nor do I claim to be. I like simple, easy, meals that don't require a lot of prep. I pretty much hate to cook. Unless it's baking. Then it's only moderately better because the outcome is brownies. And pretty much anything is worth some effort if brownies are the result.
One of my quick go-to meals is Greek chicken & potaotes. I got the original recipe from Rach's site, so you can dig through her archives if you want a more legitimate list of steps to follow. I'm a rule breaker. I don't measure anything if I don't have to.
Start by preheating the oven to 350.
I use a Pyrex dish and center the chicken breasts. I buy the thin ones, because I have a weird phobia of thick chicken that tastes too chickeny.
Her recipe calls for quartered red potatoes, but I like them smaller, so they're saucy. In a pinch, I cut up a good ol' Idaho baking potato. The potaotes go straight in the same dish, which makes Puff happy, because he's our resident dishwasher. Now the fun part... or the unmeasured part.
The ingredients for the drizzle/sauce/yummy goodness that goes on top are super simple: lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, and garlic seasoning. Rach's recipe tells you how much to mix of each, but I found that it doesn't yield enough. I like mine to be doused in the stuff. Since I don't want chicken to taste like chicken, the more I can season it, the better. So I mix what I think to be enough lemon juice and olive oil and then the seasoning. If it's not enough to get every last piece of potato covered, I make more. And then I inevitably sprinkle some oregano and garlic over the chicken directly, just to be sure.
Her recipe calls to bake it at 350 for an hour, but since I use the thin pieces, I've found that 45 minutes is best for my oven. Use your own knowledge of your own oven. Don't serve raw chicken. I would say I normally serve it up with a nice green veggie or some salad, but the reality is that just requires additional work, so most nights, we just get the chicken and the potatoes. But hey... it's real food, right?
Happy eating!

1 comment:

The Fischer Family said...

That looks yummy! I'm always up for new chicken recipes!