Monday, April 11, 2011

Everybody Loves Chicken

Good evening fellow bloggers! Welcome to another wonderful edition of E.M.E.F. Let's stat out by saying that a lot of people love chicken, especially when it's made well. Chicken is the most common type of poultry in the world. The modern chicken is a direct descendant of the Red junglefowl that was raised in the Indian subcontinant thousands of years ago. Chicken is low in fat and healthier than most red meats.This meal is very easy and feeds a large family. With that being said, I say let's grab our cooking pans and oven mits and start cooking!

Italian Chicken with Garlic and Lemon

You will need:

  • 15 chicken thighs
  • 8 large potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup wine vinegar
  • 5 lemons, juiced
  • 10 cloves crushed garlic
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 onion, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Are you ready?

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Arrange the chicken pieces in a 10x15 inch enameled roasting pan. 
  3. In a large skillet over medium high heat, fry the potatoes in 1/2 inch deep oil until golden brown, then put them in the pan with the chicken.
  4. Combine the vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, parsley, onion, salt and pepper with the 1/2 cup reserved frying oil and pour this mixture over the chicken and potatoes.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 and 1/4 hours, basting the chicken and potatoes with the sauce mixture. 
  6. Let rest for 5 minutes and serve hot.

See? there was absolutely nothing hard about this dish, which is why it is a great reminder of what this blog is all about: Everyday Meals. Enjoy your chicken, your family, and your night. I will see you all tomorrow! Good night!