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Rosey Roasted Chicken

Reheating time: 10-15 minutes

OK guys- 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… and it’s actually basically buttermilk, if you were to leave it at a controlled temperature for a bit longer than usual. 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, and then roasted them to perfection. If we had a grill, we’d probably grill them instead. But we don’t. It’s on my list. Don’t worry. Also, we’ve got a bevy of delicious sides- simple roasted broccoli, spice rubbed and blasted in a hot oven, fluffy basmati rice with crunchy spices and seeds, a beautiful beet + hibiscus raita, and plancha bread! Naan, cooked on the plancha. Lovely! 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’s gonna rain. So maybe stay inside, and use the upside down grill. What am I talking about? The broiler! For this chicken, we’re going to slice first, then broil. This will make it reheat faster! Starting at the wing joint, slice into ½” strips on a steep bias. Keep all the pieces together, and 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!

For the broccoli:

I would definitely just pop this on the same tray as the chicken. It will probably take the same amount of time, and would definitely benefit from a bit more char on the florets! Once it’s hot, pretend you are a massive dinosaur eating a tree. Or whatever dinosaurs ate. Do we even know??!! Yes, we do know. Jurassic Park is a nonfiction film. 

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 plancha naan!

Toast me up, Scotty! (bonus points if your name is Scott- there are two of you tonight. Hi Scotts!) Pop these bad larrys (any larrys?!?) in the toaster until they are nice and hot. Crispy is good! 

That’s it!

Rice on the bottom, broc to the side, chicken slices on top, raita on literally everything, and naan for all the cleaning up. Enjoy <3 WECO

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