When I say, “um,” you say, “Yum!”

The last two weeks, I’ve been in Blue Apron withdrawal  because we cancelled our deliveries due to not being home enough. Unfortunately, that means on the nights that we are home, my dinner ideas are back to chips and salsa or cereal.

As I was scrolling through my Facebook feed last week, I stopped on a photo of an amazing looking sheet pan chicken recipe from The New York Times. Some people subscribe for quality journalism; I do it for the food.

The recipe was for Roasted Chicken With Potatoes, Arugula and Garlic Yogurt. It appealed to me because everything is roasted at once, eliminating the need to stand over the stove or use multiple pans. Also, the ingredients list wasn’t daunting, and the finished product looked divine.

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Not to pat myself on the back too much, but it came out even more amazing than I had imagined.

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Even though I was only planning to eat one piece of chicken, I ended up eating two because they were so moist and delicious, and the Siracha lent a very subtle bit of heat. I also loved the leeks and potatoes became a little crispy while baking.

The ultimate compliment came from husband who’s mentioned several times since that we need to be sure to double the recipe the next time. If he’s already planning for a next time, it’s a winner, folks.

Two notes for you:

  1. The 1 ½ pounds chicken thighs and drumsticks are equivalent to 2 thighs and 2 drumsticks.
  2. The ⅓ cup plain yogurt is a little less than a 5 ounce container, so I just used the whole thing (that’ll save you a measuring cup).

As a sidenote, it was incredibly hard to find plain non-Greek yogurt. I’m not sure why the recipe says not to use Greek yogurt (anyone with insight?), but I stood in the refrigerator section for about 20 minutes trying to locate a plain version where I finally found two little ones hiding out. Then when I went to the checkout, I dropped it. After dodging dirty looks from fellow Whole Food shoppers who now had yogurt on their shoes and pants, I ran back to grab the last one. The struggle is real.

This recipe is an easy way to wow your guests at a casual dinner party or your in-laws when they are in town. In fact, I plan to make this for my in-laws during their next visit because of how easy and fool-proof it is… and if I suggest eating at the bar one more time, they may suggest that Pete start looking for a more capable companion.

One thought on “When I say, “um,” you say, “Yum!”

  1. Well, I had a large jar of tomato sauce fall out of my bag while buying beer, so don’t feel bad. Plain yogurt is way better than 28 oz of tomato basil.

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