Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Basil and Garlic Chicken Thighs

Life is a roller coaster! This was something Ronan Keating sang, wasn't it?
Well, things are like that. Sometimes you're up and sometimes your down, but as long as things are still moving, it should be alright, I guess.
So far I haven't been able to motivate myself by cooking and baking. Anyway, I didn't have the time or energy for it. I hope, though, things will be improving in the next few days.
However, I want to write you a bit about something I had a few weeks ago. That is, if I still manage to get things right.

It wasn't quite a big deal. Hm! Quite simple. Just a matter of pouring things together. I even didn't bother much to hack the tomatoes from the tin to pieces.

The chicken thighs got some incisions into which I stuffed some slices of garlic and some basil leaves. Maybe a little olive oil over them will help as well.

Meanwhile, I took an oven-proof dish and poured a tin of tomatoes and a tin of white beans into it. A bit of extra water and seasoning with salt and pepper will not harm.
The whole thing goes into the oven. I arranged it, that the chicken thighs were on a grill above the tomato and bean dish, so that the fat from the chicken could drip into the tomato sauce.
Did it taste? I can say, that I was well fed by it. A baguette or a ciabatta on the side always works.
So far about food and eating for today, I have to get back to the roller coaster.


  1. Nice dish, something that you can whipped up even though you didn't have the energy. Absolutely much better than fast food : )

  2. Thank you! Yes, I see no reason why I should then go over to fast food.

  3. Very nice and simple dish, love the garlic and basil incision. Hope you feel better soon.

    1. Thank you! It should work ... I hope!

  4. I love the idea of pouring the beans and tomatoes into the dish too...great way to make an entire meal in one step!:-)


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