FOOD 11th April 2018

Easy Peasy
Skillet Chicken

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Sophisticated enough for a dinner party, yet quick enough I made it on the fly last night. There is nothing not-to-love about this crispy thigh recipe, so get your skillets out (or buy one at Macy’s!)

The cast-iron skillet is a must have in your kitchen. It conducts heat beautifully, withstands high temperatures, works on a stovetop and in the oven, and lasts for decades.

Not just that, but cooking in a skillet fortifies your food with iron – not bad if you’re iron deficient! Plus, it’s a no-brainer alternative to non-stick pans, which can cause liver damage and certain types of cancer due to the chemical coatings they contain.

I use my skillet to make pancakes, eggs, and this week, my deliciously quick chicken thigh recipe.

Ingredients (1 serving)

2 organic chicken thighs – skin on

1 tbsp butter or olive/coconut oil

Salt & Pepper

Cumin Powder

Cinnamon

2 garlic cloves

Handful of coriander leaves (chopped)

1 lemon – sliced

2 carrots

8-10 broccoli florets (more, if you’re hungry)

Make it

  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees (gas mark 8 if you’re in the U.K.)
  2. Heat butter/oil in a cast-iron skillet over high heat until hot but not smoking
  3. Grate the garlic cloves and add to the skillet
  4. Boil the carrots (chopped) and broccoli together, for 12 minutes
  5. Season chicken thighs with salt, pepper and cumin. Place them in the skillet, skin side down. Add sliced lemon
  6. Cook for twelve minutes, placing a lid over the skillet if you have one: this traps heat for even better cooking
  7. After six minutes of cooking the chicken, drain your boiled vegetables and add them to the skillet. Now sprinkle cinnamon and the chopped coriander leaves over everything
  8. After 12 minutes, transfer skillet to the oven and cook for 13 minutes
  9. Take out, flip the chicken; and return it to the oven cooking until skin crisps and meat is cooked through, (5 minutes)
  10. Transfer to a plate, and let the chicken fat do the talkin. Your taste buds can thank me later

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As alway, pushing for health.