I get lots of food magazines in the mail. It’s great to have them around but the problem is that I don’t get the time to actually read or even go through them. Ideally I like to sit and look through them for inspiration. I then tear out the pages I want to save for later and chuck the rest away.
I was going through last months Bon Appetit and saw a recipe for a roast chicken with potatoes and broccoli rabe. As some of you may already know, that is my favorite vegetable in the whole world- well it’s definitely on the top of a very long list. I was very excited to read the recipe but soon found out it was quite lengthy and labor intensive. It was a bit confusing- so much so
- 2 pounds chicken thighs and drumsticks
- 1 pound fingerling or small white potatoes, washed
- 1 bunch broccoli rabe, ends cut of and the rest cut in half
In a large lined roasting pan, add the chicken and potatoes. Keep aside.
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 4 teaspoons salt divided
- ½ cup chicken broth
Preheat oven at 400 degrees.
In a mortar and pestle, pound the garlic and add 2 teaspoons salt. Add the olive oil and mix till a smooth paste is formed.
Massage the chicken and the potatoes with the paste mixing well.
Bake the chicken and potatoes for 15 minutes at 400 degrees. Add ½ cup chicken broth. Bake for another 20 minutes. Take out of oven and add the broccoli rabe mixing it well with the chicken and potatoes. Sprinkle the remaining 2 teaspoons salt and place it back in the oven. Bake for about 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, making sure the broccoli rabe leaves don’t burn. Serve hot with a fresh baguette.