I don’t know about you, but when I start to feel lost, I let things slip. The dishes pile up in the sink. The floor starts to accumulate a fine layer of dust and fur, and most importantly, I lose interest in cooking. Well, screw being lost. It’s a terrible feeling, and I don’t feel like doing it anymore. As a welcome back from the dead present to myself, I present a tweak of a tweak of a recipe.
I found this recipe on The Kitchn (please, please, can we buy another vowel?), for crispy chicken thighs and bread salad. I commend the author for her unabashed love of chicken fat. I wish I were that ballsy. (Wait a minute…) Her recipe for the chicken was from Bon Appetit. It’s a good recipe, follow it. But if you were me (or if I were you), I’d add some herbs into the pan before you put in the chicken thighs. Also, salt/pepper the chicken liberally, on both sides. Keep your exhaust fan on high, even when you put the pan in the over. I served my chicken with some kale salad, and some fresh baguette with butter.
P.S. Kale salad from a clamshell is one of the most versatile things in my kitchen. Its tougher leaves keep longer, you can saute or eat it raw, and it is sooo pretty and good for you.
Chicken, butter, bread and greens…a fixer-upper of meal if I’ve ever seen one.
Have a great weekend, everyone! I’m off on a little road trip to Montauk with some friends, a one-two combination of cold beach sitting and good food eating. So excited to tell you about it next week! – Grace