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Rose-y Roasted Chicken Breast

 Reheating time: 10-15 minutes

OK folks, here’s the deal. This summer, forget about all the chicken marinades that you have ever used in the past. You don’t need them. The only one you need is yogurt. That’s it. Just. Yogurt. Nah I’m just kidding, you wanna put other stuff in the yogurt too… but for real, yogurt does wonderful things to chicken. It’s like buttermilk, but… thicker… You can even make your own yogurt! Look it up. We didn’t do that, we got Cabot greek yogurt, added some rose water (which is very cool, as well), a bunch of other stuff that I’m not gonna tell you about, marinated the chicken, and then roasted them to perfection. What goes great with roasted chicken? Braised chicken, and we’ve got some of that tonight, too. Also, we’ve got a bevy of delicious sides: fluffy basmati rice with crunchy spices and seeds, and super simple and delicious roasted broccoli. Can’t really go wrong here. So, prepare for yogurt-and-chicken induced bliss. It’s happening. 

Get in there!


For the chicken:

Best way to reheat the chicken? Grill! Buuuuuuuuuuut it may rain. So maybe stay inside, and use the upside down grill. What am I talking about? The broiler! For the chicken breasts.  We’re going to slice first, then broil. This will make it reheat faster! Start at the wing joint, slice into ½” strips on a steep bias. Keep all the pieces together, shingle them on a sheet tray lined with aluminum foil. Drizzle some olive oil or smack a fat pad of butter on top, and broil for 3-5 minutes, till hot and toasty! Skin side up. Once it’s hot, you’re done!

A shortcut is to microwave for a minute or two, then proceed to broil to get some crispy skin action on there. Hot chicken is the goat, and the broiler is the way.


For the rice:

You’ll probably just microwave this, which is fine, I guess. But I definitely recommend frying it up in a nonstick pan. Get the pan nice and hot, carefully plop some butter in there, don’t freak out when it starts smoking, but put the rice in right after the butter! The cold rice will drop the temperature of the pan, but all the heat and buttery goodness will toast up the spices and bloom the flavors nicely. Toss toss toss, and you’re ready to rock! Hot rice = delicious rice.


For the roasted broccoli:

Warm the broccoli under the broiler with the chickens, or just pop it in the microwave. Your call! 


Enjoy! <3 WECO


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