Thanks to a "Chicken Fairy" I also have a ton of chicken parts (legs, thighs, breasts). So dinner tonight was a combination of Baked (and stuffed) Chicken Thighs and the patty pan squash.
So what did I do with the squash? I cut it up, put some butter, salt, pepper & fresh basil on it and cooked it in the oven, at 425 for about 40 minutes. The result? Tasty. Not something I could eat a ton of, but it was a good side to the dish.
Onto the chicken. I chopped up half a red onion, a couple basil leaves, some butter and put it into a bowl with a spoonful of crushed garlic.
Then, I peeled the skin off the chicken legs some, making a pocket and stuffing a spoonful of that mix under the skin.
When that was all done, I brushed the skin with some olive oil and dusted it with salt & pepper.
Into the oven they went! 425 for about 40 minutes...
Golden, brown and boy was it delicious!
My plate. I also cooked up some green beans I had gotten at the market with a bit of the red onion and added a side salad of cucumbers & tomatoes from my garden, tossed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. This dinner was totally primal/paleo. As you can see, it was a lot of delicious food, most of which I picked or bought from the farmer's market this morning. It was easy and quick (an hour total) to make.
Overall, this dinner got two thumbs up and a full tummy. The chicken was so moist and delicious. I will be doing similar techniques in the future, trying different "stuffings".
What do you guys think? Do you like seeing various recipes that I make from time to time?