On Tuesday I decided to make two recipes I've had my eye on for awhile: Crispy Yogurt Chicken and Crash Hot Potatoes. Since we've been loving zucchini lately, I steamed some with a little garlic to round out the meal:
This was a great meal, but there were a few problems. For starters, I didn't read the recipes ahead of time so I was a little shocked when I saw that each needed to cook for about an hour. Not ideal for a weeknight meal. I used regular russet potatoes for the Crash Hot Potatoes and it worked just fine. Look at that gorgeous crispiness:
I used a combo of herbs from my garden, including rosemary, chives, thyme and parsley on the potatoes. They were fantastic and I love when the skin is crispy enough for me to actually eat.
As for the chicken, the flavor was great but it wasn't crispy at all:
... which is kind of a problem considering the name of the dish is Crispy Yogurt Chicken. In all fairness, I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts, so maybe this is something that requires whole chicken pieces, skin and all. I think the next time I make this I'll marinate the chicken in the yogurt mixture overnight because as the recipe stands now there wasn't enough flavor from the yogurt mixture.
All in all a great meal, but definitely something I'll reserve for a weekend.