Monday, March 23, 2009
Roasted Chicken Thighs with Potatoes, Artichokes and Lemon
It's been a long weekend here. My son is still having problems with his allergies and asthma. Poor guy. This weather just plays havoc with his allergies. He missed school on Friday and when you are a 4th grader and miss school, you have some serious make up work!! I really wish the schools would do away with homework. These kids are in school for almost 7 hours a day. When my son comes home, he is fried! I really think that what kids need is daily reading in the evening and that's it. I'm tired of homework and school projects....oh, don't even let me get started on that!
This recipe is from Pam from For the Love of Cooking. Please check out her blog. Not only does she have great recipes, her pictures are beautiful. A wonderful food blog!! This dish is delicious and the only changes I made were using a can of drained artichokes since I could not find frozen ones and I didn't use any chicken broth. If you like artichokes as much as I do, then this is a must try recipe!! Thank you Pam, we all really enjoyed this.
3 tbsp olive oil (divided)
5 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, (I used thighs and legs), trimmed of any fat
sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
15 frozen artichoke hearts, thawed (I used a can)
15 fingerling potatoes, sliced in half lengthwise
1-2 cloves garlic, sliced into thin slivers
Zest of one lemon and the juice
1 lemon sliced into thin slices
2 tbsp chicken broth
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped (garnish)
Heat a pot of water until it's boiling. Slice the fingerling potatoes down the center lengthwise then add them to the boiling water to par cook for 6-7 minutes. Remove from heat and drain water. Add the garlic slivers, lemon zest, lemon slices, artichoke hearts and 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste, set aside.
Preheat oven to 400 F. Season trimmed chicken thighs with sea salt, fresh cracked pepper and dried basil to taste. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in oven proof skillet over medium high heat. Once very hot add the chicken thighs and cook for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Turn the chicken over and remove from heat. Add the potato and artichoke heart mixture to the pan. Place the skillet in the oven and roast for 15 minutes. Mix 1 tablespoon olive oil, juice of one lemon and 2 tablespoons of chicken broth in a bowl. Season with dried basil, sea salt and fresh cracked pepper.
Remove skillet from the oven and pour the lemon juice mixture over the top of everything. Let the chicken rest for several minutes before cutting.