Don’t let date night get away from you. You need an elegant yet simple recipe, like this slow-cooked Middle Eastern chicken, to wow your date.
For some reason, the idea of cooking a whole chicken intimidates a lot of people. Maybe because cooking a turkey can be a bit tedious? But we’re talking about a bird that’s usually 1/4 the size of a turkey.
This slow-roasted Middle Eastern chicken couldn’t be easier to prepare, but it’s packed with incredible flavor. Trust me; you’ll want to have it in your pocket every time you have guests over.
If you’re planning on making a homemade Valentine’s Day meal this year, it can be complicated by the millions of recipes on the web. Should you make pasta? A casserole Should I make fish instead of chicken?
Lots of things If you’re cooking dinner for a carnivore and not a vegetarian (DEF is what you want to know first), classic roast chicken with a twist is always a safe but awesome option. Serve with warm naan, Greek yogurt, fresh lemon and perhaps a side of roasted cauliflower and potatoes (on a Sunday blog!).
Pair this chicken with a nice crisp, dry rosé and your date night are sure to be a success.
This chicken doesn’t need a lot of care, but if you feel like it, you can sauté it every hour or so to get the skin evenly crispy.
If you don’t have a thermometer, I recommend buying one for the meat. Insert an instant-read thermometer into the meat near the inside of the thigh, between the leg and breast, and if it reads between 160°F and 165°F, the chicken is done.
Want more of that Middle Eastern flavor? Try my Middle east recipes.