This week’s Tummy Travels take us back to beautiful Greece. I know I have already posted another Greek dish here on the blog, and this is another must try. It is so straightforward and delicious you might just not make your chicken any other way. The chicken crisps up so beautifully which makes it a great and healthier alternative to fried chicken.
There are so many variations online of this dish but I used the one by Akis Petretzikis, here. Let’s get started.
As the chicken marinates, peel and clean your potatoes and slice into wedges. Pan fry them with some salt, pepper and thyme until a bit browned and crispy.
Preheat your oven to 200°C.
Remove the foil and roast for another 45 minutes. The chicken will be cooked through and the skin golden brown and crispy .
It is now ready to serve with your salad of choice. The recommended accompaniment is greek yoghurt or a greek salad.
This might just end up being my preferred method to roast chicken. The cooking time is long which makes it an ideal weekend dish, but the results are worth it.
The chicken browns and crisps so well on the outside but it completely cooked on the inside and soft; there is no moisture lost in the dish so each bite is so juicy and has a hint of the lemon and garlic that go so well together.
One of the best ways to ‘visit’ a country is through their cuisine right? I would love to visit Greece someday and since travel is out of the picture for now, might us well familiarise myself with what I will be ordering when I get there! LOL!
The first time I had moussaka was in my uni days, and I fell in love with this delicious layered dish of potatoes, eggplant, mince and a white sauce on top that’s baked till brown and ooh, you have to try it to believe it!
This was my first attempt to make this dish and I did differ a bit from the original. I combined different moussaka recipes online to work with what I had on hand. Also, I didn’t fry the vegetables, I baked them instead. And I used sweet potato instead of usual Irish potato; the meal is still delicious so let’s get started.
You can get started with the mince first. In a large saucepan, heat some oil then add the mince and cook till brown.
NOTE; You can add a cup of red wine to the meat mixture of you like, it really deepens the flavour of the meat 🙂
As the meat cooks, you can be baking the vegetables.