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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Brainy Sicilian Garlic Chicken with Rosemary...

Don't become an angry Italian... 

Well, the only time any Italian gets angry is when dinner is late to the table! And, a good Italian Momma knows what to do... "Tutti a Tavola!" Just call everyone to the table.

And, who wouldn't become filled with happiness when Momma or Pappa or Nona puts Sicilian Garlic Chicken with Rosemary on the table... marinated in lemon juice served with roasted eggplant and or in this case....served with mashed potatoes infused with Parmesan cheese and garlic. Also, pasta topped with a red sauce can be served with this delicious chicken dish.

For this dish you will need to buy: a package of chicken thighs with the bone in and skin on. Fresh garlic, one lemon, fresh rosemary sprigs or use dried, yellow gold potatoes (six or seven med. size) and Parmesan cheese.

To begin, marinate the chicken thighs in a glass baking dish using the juice of one lemon, toss over the top 3-4 peeled and diced garlic cloves, drizzle on some olive oil and lay on your rosemary sprigs or sprinkle generously dried rosemary. Heat your oven to 400F.

After 12-15 min. of marinating time, place the chicken in the oven and roast for about 30-40 min uncovered. Check to see if the skin is crisping and if yes, turn over the thighs, return to the oven for 5 min. After five minutes or so turn the thighs back over and consider adding a few fresh washed red cherry tomatoes and a handful of kalamata olives.

Return to the oven covered, reduce heat to 350F and let roast for another 15 -20 min. Take this time now to prepare the potatoes. Wash, peel and halve, the potatoes. Add to boiling salted water and cover. When tender, drain and mash using 3 tbs of butter, the same of sour cream, a dash of olive oil, Parmesan cheese, 1/4 tsp of minced garlic and 1 tsp of dried herbs - Italian blend.

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