MY REFRESHING and UNPRETENTIOUS CHICKEN THIGHS over SEASONED HERBS DICED RUSSET POTATOES with TZATZIKI DIPPING SAUCE and at $1.85/serving!
No, there is no need to stay in the kitchen for a long time if you plan your meals ahead for the week and cook with simple ingredients. Most of my recipes are done under 30 minutes. I am sure that you would like to try them, some time, smile…
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: Under 30 minutes
Approximate Cost: $3.70 or $1.85 per serving
Difficulty Level: X Easy ____ Intermediate ____ Advanced
3 (or 1/2 lb.) skinless-boneless thighs (@1.69 lb. = .85) **
1 tbsp. Angie’s Basting Oil (see my link below for the recipe) (.30)
1 tsp. Angie’s Dry Seasoning (see my link below for the recipe) (.30)
2 large cloves of garlic (chopped) (.15)
2 med. size Russet potatoes diced 1” (.75)
1 tsp. Angie’s Basting Oil (.30)
½ tsp. Angie’s Dry Seasoning (.30)
1 tsp. Parsley flakes (.15)
1 tsp. Lemon Pepper (.25)
2 dollops of Tzatziki (.35)
1 tsp. rinsed capers to garnish
Prep the thighs, if you buy them whole, by remove the skin, bone and all chicken fat.
Season with my basting oil and dry seasonings (or the ones of your choice). Refrigerate.
Wash, pat dry, peel, dice the potatoes and boil them briefly, (about 3-5 minutes) just to get them started but not totally cooked. (You will stir fry them at the end).
Drain the potatoes and set aside.
Add 1 tsp. of basting oil to a skillet and sauté the chopped garlic for about 3 minutes.
Add the chicken thighs and cook until golden brown. Remove from skillet and set aside to rest.
On the same skillet, add the drained potatoes and sauté until golden brown. Then add ½ tsp. Angie’s Dry Seasoning, parsley flakes, Lemon Pepper and stir well. Taste to make any adjustments needed.
To plate, add a scoop of potatoes, top with the thighs, add capers and place a dollop of Tzatziki on the side.
HACK: I always purchase a package of thighs of approx. 2 to 3 lb., clean it, set aside the thighs I will use that day and then individually wrap and freeze what’s left to use at a later time. The good thing about this hack is that next time I plan on making a dish with thighs, since they are already cleaned, I thaw them in the fridge overnight and then marinate them in the morning.
Angie’s Dry Seasonings: http://www.angieslifehacks.com/family-life/oven-roasted-bacon-chicken-and-angies-seasonings
Angie’s Basting Oil: www.angieslifehacks.com/cuisine/the-flavor-series-recipe-2-angies-basting-olive-oil
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