Recipe courtesy of Aarti Sequeira
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I Ain't Chicken Chicken: Crispy Roasted Chicken Breasts with Orange and Cardamom
Total:
1 hr
Prep:
25 min
Inactive:
5 min
Cook:
30 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr
Prep:
25 min
Inactive:
5 min
Cook:
30 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 pound small red new potatoes
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves stripped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened but not melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 large orange, zested
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 4 airline chicken breasts, on the bone, skin intact

Directions

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Using 2 sheet trays, line 1 with a cooling rack and the other lined with parchment. In a large bowl, toss the potatoes with a little olive oil, thyme leaves and salt and pepper, to taste. Put the potatoes on the sheet tray lined with the parchment.

In a small bowl, combine the butter, ground cardamom, orange zest, ginger, salt and pepper, to taste. Stir together with a spoon until well mixed.

Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Poke a small opening in the clear membrane between the skin and the flesh of the chicken breast. Glide your index finger through the opening, loosening the skin from the flesh, without removing it completely. You're creating a big pocket in which the butter will sit! Repeat with the other chicken breasts.

Put a spoonful of the butter mixture through the opening you made in the skin of the chicken breast. Once it's in there, smooth out the butter by gliding your finger over the skin, until it's evenly distributed. Repeat with the other breasts. Arrange the chicken breasts on the sheet tray lined with the cooling rack. Wash your hands thoroughly.

If you wish, drizzle the skin with a little oil, for extra crispy skin. Season with salt, to taste. Put the potatoes and the chicken into the oven, and roast, turning the pans once halfway through the cooking time and stirring the potatoes, about 30 minutes. Relax, sip a glass of wine, and bask in the crackling sounds of butter and comforting smell of the roasted chicken!

Chicken is ready when an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast, but not touching the bone, registers about 160 degrees F. Remove the pans from the oven and tent with foil. Allow them to rest about 5 minutes. Transfer the chicken and potatoes to a serving platter and serve.

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