Sunday night dinner

29 Sep

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As I mentioned in a previous post I want to get back into kitchen this fall. We fell into a bad habit this summer of eating out or every single night. Seriously…every single night. We had four restaurants in our neighborhood on rotation…Thai, Mexican, Greek & Italian. I knew it had gone too far when the lovely lady who works at the Thai restaurant down the street knew my name and order without any direction- I guess it’s my fault for ordering spicy eggplant with chicken every single time.

Originally I wanted to make a savory fall recipe in the slow cooker this Sunday but the weather in Los Angeles has been SO hot (over it) and it just didn’t seem fitting. I would’ve had to draw all the curtains and blast the AC to make it feel cozy and fall like in our place.  So I switched gears and settled on a lighter chicken dish instead- roasted chicken with potatoes, arugula and garlic yogurt.

I forgot how much I love cooking on a lazy Sunday. The light is always so pretty that time of day in our home. We put on music…Brian cracks a cold beer and chats with me as I chop (he’s also kind enough to document the cooking session for my blog- thanks love!)…Frank plays with his toys by my feet.

It’s one of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon.

The dish was an absolute success- such an interesting mix of flavors with the sriracha, cumin & garlic yogurt!

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Roasted Chicken with Potatoes, Arugula and Garlic Yogurt. 

ingredients-

1 1/2 pounds chicken things and drumsticks

1 1/4 pounds of small Yukon gold potatoes, halved and cut into 1/2 inch slices

2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

2 tablespoons of sriracha

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

4 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 leeks, white and green parts only, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced

1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

1/3 cup of plain yogurt (do not use greek)

1 garlic clove

2 ounces of baby arugula

chopped fresh dill

lemon juice

directions-

  • combine chicken and potatoes in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, whisk together sriracha, cumin and 3 tablespoons of oil. Pour over chicken and potatoes and toss to combine. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes, or up to 8 hours in the refrigerator.
  • meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine leeks, lemon zest, a pinch of salt and the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil.
  • heat oven to 425 degrees. Arrange chicken and potatoes on a large rimmed baking sheet in a single layer. Roast 15 minutes. Toss potatoes lightly. Scatter leeks over pan. Roast until chicken and potatoes are cooked through and everything is golden, 30 minutes longer,
  • While chicken cooks, place yogurt in a small bowl. Grate garlic over yogurt and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • To serve, spoon yogurt over chicken and vegetables. Scatter arugula and dill over mixture. Drizzle with oil and lemon juice and serve.
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9 Responses to “Sunday night dinner”

  1. hunting for bliss September 29, 2015 at 7:37 am #

    this looks so yummy and simple! beautifully documented by brian!

  2. righteousbruin9 September 29, 2015 at 6:58 pm #

    You’re a natural chef, Kate. Brian is smart to get this on film. 🙂

    • kate365til September 29, 2015 at 6:59 pm #

      And you are the sweetest 🙂

  3. Pamela Edwards McClafferty September 29, 2015 at 8:13 pm #

    Fantastic dinner KG! ☮ 💕 & 🎶

  4. darlynschimmel September 29, 2015 at 11:10 pm #

    Love the chicken recipe only I would use breasts and/or wings. I am not a dark meat person. I loved what you wrote about your mother. I too, think she is pretty special. I am happy she had a nice birthday.. Frankie is a trip.. Sent from my iPad

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  5. Liz Hott September 30, 2015 at 10:19 am #

    You are adorable and this looks amazing!! Adding to my recipe pile 🙂

  6. the usual bliss October 1, 2015 at 12:00 pm #

    YUM! I want to come over for Sunday dinner! I might steal Frank, though.

  7. Diane @ Life of Di. October 2, 2015 at 7:13 am #

    I just love your kitchen! What I would give… 🙂

    What a fun afternoon of cooking – this recipe sounds delicious too. I love that your hubby is able to capture these everyday moments for you.

  8. liz October 4, 2015 at 11:47 pm #

    Whoa. This sounds divine! And your photos were fab! Frank… what can I say? He’s just heart-melting. xoxo

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