Last week The Londoner posted her Mum’s Lemon & Garlic Chicken recipe. And let me tell ya…it is a winner of a dish. Kevin and I threw it together on Sunday and we’ll be making it again pronto, because it’s that good. And easy! So easy.
And here are some photos and commentary of the re-creation at our casa….
Place chicken thighs (skin side up) in a baking dish. Surround them on each side with lemon wedges and garlic cloves (no need to peel the garlic cloves). Sprinkle a generous amount of salt and pepper on the chicken. And add some dried oregano for good measure. Then pour a glop of olive oil across it all.
Bake at 350 F for around an hour. We turned on the broiler for two minutes at the end to give the skins a nice crisp.
We served it up with a little couscous on the side. The boxed variety. Nothing fancy.
We also made the salad that she posts about, and it was delish. I love me some avocado’s in a salad. And homemade, from-scratch dressing. I’ll make my own over the store-bought, bottled kind any day. A little vinegar, a little olive oil, dash of salt, couple dashes of pepper, a splash of honey or lemon juice or a good mustard if you’re feelin’ fancy.
Kevin made the dressing. We didn’t have white wine vinegar so we subbed balsamic vinegar and it was still very tasty.
The key to a good salad is in the mixing. You want a nice ratio of dressing to produce. Well and evenly coated. Then every bite is a delight.
It was a feast and we chowed down in the company of our Captain Phillips Netflix disc.
From the beginning of our relationship, Kevin and I have really enjoyed cooking together. We don’t prepare 7 course meals or anything too fancy. We have some favorite, easy dishes that are in regular rotation. But there is something very special about unwinding at the end of the day, in the kitchen, together, with the scents and sounds of dinner filling the air. Sometimes we’re too tired or burnt out from our day to talk of anything too substantial. But we’re together. And that makes it a winner of a dinner in itself.
Do you have a favorite, easy, weeknight recipe to share? Do you enjoy cooking with your significant other or a friend, or do you prefer to fly solo in the kitchen?