Friday, February 6, 2009

Jamie Oliver's Tender & Crisp Chicken Legs with Sweet Tomatoes

Delicious, delicious, delicious! I made what I planned on making tonight and it turned out so good; wowee wow wow. Check out the recipe here. I tweaked it a bit, which I'll share. I've already mentioned that I throw in cannellini beans; I used THREE CANS of them tonight along with triple the amount of chicken legs since I can't find "jointed" ones at my grocery. (I've also used thighs in the past which are quite good.) I used a whole 6 ounce jar of pre-peeled garlic cloves to save the work of getting those ready. I don't mind a couple of cloves, but mass quantities- no, thanks. You want them in the recipe, though; the kids even fight over them they are so good, especially spread on bread or crackers like butter. It takes WAAAYYY longer to cook than the recipe calls for. He says an hour and a half; it's more like two and a quarter, although I'll admit it could be the pan I use or my oven that makes it take longer. ??? I stir it at the 90 minute point and see how it's looking before I add the extra time. I leave out the "fresh red chilli" since my kids wouldn't like it; we don't miss it at all. We don't go for the optional potatoes, either. I tried it once and the potatoes were good, but the beans are better and a lot less work. He doesn't say anything about using a lid; we leave it off.

As an added bonus, all that garlic roasting with those tomatoes makes your house smell amazing! It's hard to wait for it to get done. ;)


Hearts And Home said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today, I love almost all of Jamie Olivers recipes. He uses fresh, healthy ingridents and includes so much flavor!

His pasta dough recipe is easy and comes out great!

Kim said...

I'll have to give the pasta a try. I bought one of his cookbooks once but wound up returning it. He called for a lot of ingredients I don't particularly care for (like olives) so there weren't any recipes from that cookbook I could use. I LOVE the way he writes his recipes, however! I'm going to look over more of his recipes on-line one of these days, though, and give him another try. I like HIM personally; he seems like he's really great with all the charity work, and he comes across as so warm and down to earth on his shows. :)