The cooking challenge

I’ve never been much of a cook. That’s partly because my mom never really enjoyed cooking (and I think is totally ok, mummy) so I never had that “family tradition”. Things began to change when I moved to Paris and I shared an apartment with my friend Marta, who has always been an amazing cook and host.
I observed her, the way cooking and dressing up the table for guests or even just for herself made her happy and could really turn her day up, and I started to see the huge positive influence that cooking can have on people’s lives. Lately, I realised I was losing the good old habits, tending to eat quickly prepped meals (like a salad rapidly tossed on a plate and eaten on the couch with the TV on…) I decided to make the commitment to cook a real meal once a week. Nothing too fancy nor complicated at first, but a meal that requires preparation, concentration and slow cooking.

This weekend I decided to go with a super easy chicken recipes a friend of mine gave me this summer. Find step by step process here below!

Ingredients for 2


4 chicken thighs
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Aromatic herbs
Garlic (mixed to the aromatic herbs)
Potatoes (quantity depending on your hunger)

Heat the oven 180°C
Get some water to boiling point in a pot
Peel and dice potatoes
Put potatoes in the boiling water, for 4 to 5 minutes, set aside
Pour the oil on a baking tray
Add the aromatic herbs with the garlic, the salt and pepper
Get the chicken thighs in, and ‘massage’ them for a few minutes, up until they are well oiled
Let the chicken cook on one side, for about 30 minutes
Turn the chicken around, and add potatoes on in the same cooking tray
Let cook for another 30 minutes


AUTHOR : Caterina Grosso
PHOTOS: life-naked ; cover image : hortuscuisine
Caterina
caterina.gro@gmail.com
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