I have to say, chicken has never been a favorite meal of mine.
My biggest issue with chicken is that my mom (as amazing of a cook as she is) has always overcooked chicken to the point of it being as crumbly as the fantastic baking powder biscuits she usually made to go with them. I never really realized chicken was supposed to be…juicy.
As a result, my diet had largely consisted of red meat throughout my cooking-on-my-own years.
Fast forward to now and me not really eating red meat anymore, and I’m finding more and more chicken in my diet (when it’s on sale, of course).
I’ve been making this meal lately, partly because picky-boyfriend-Dave likes it a lot and partly because it’s really freaking easy.
Picky-boyfriend-Dave also lives in Indy now, so we’ve been making it out to Trader Joes every week or two. This past time I went I picked up a bag of all natural chicken breasts for $7.00.
I don’t know about everyone else in the CSA world, but I am completley overrun with potatoes and garlic. Especially garlic. I literally have 15 bulbs sitting in my pie cabinet right now. Fortunately, potatoes and garlic go perfectly with roasted chicken. 🙂
One thing I have been doing with my roasted chicken is seasoning it to the point I feel as though I may be over seasoning it I have determined, however, that this is not possible, and the more seasoning the better (especially if you have chicken from a butcher that has good skin on it).
Something I did at the end was put parmesan on top. I totally don’t recommend this. I don’t know..I just don’t think it goes well with roasted potatoes (but tastes good with the chicken). I also don’t think I like parmesan cheese that much, so maybe my opinion on this isn’t the best.
Roasted Tandoor-Chipotle Chili Powder Chicken with CSA Veggies
-chop potatoes, greens, garlic, and cucumber and toss them in olive oil in a roasting pan
Total Price: $8.08
2 all natural chicken breasts: $2.20
5 organic potatoes: $2.00
1 organic cucumber: $0.88
4 cloves organic garlic: $0.40
4 stalks organic collard greens: $1.30
3 organic tomatoes: $1.30
$8.08 isn’t bad since this fed 2 and there is still 25% of the chicken leftover, plus a lunch worth’s amount of veggies.