Chicken Kofta With Pomegranate Rice | If you can find ground chicken thighs—or if you can get the butcher to grind them for you—they're worth seeking out for their moist, flavorful dark meat. A few crunchy cucumbers dressed with a cool yogurt dressing and a simple but colorful salad of yellow rice and jewel-like pomegranate makes an eye catching companion to this easy and exotic weeknight meal.
Chicken With Blistered Corn and Tomato Salad | Trust us: You’ll be making the corn and tomato salad as a side dish for picnics and parties for years to come. But the chicken can’t be missed either. Searing skin-on chicken thighs in a very hot pan (the hotter the better when searing!) gives it that gorgeous golden-brown crust.
Chicken With Blistered Corn and Tomato Salad | Broiling the corn and tomatoes adds a char that not only looks professional, but also adds a smoky depth to the dish. Not sure you love that burnt taste? The tang of the homemade vinaigrette rounds out the flavors. Fresh spinach adds volume and staying power to the salad, and adds a pretty hue. Trust us: You’ll be making the corn and tomato salad as a side dish for picnics and parties for years to come. But the chicken can’t be missed either…
The acid in buttermilk activates the baking soda in biscuits, yielding lighter, flakier results, and tenderizes meat (mmm, fried chicken). The smallest container sold is almost always more than you need for a recipe. So here you go—six ways to use it up.
Maple-Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes: At the grocery store, you can save a little bit of money by purchasing a whole chicken instead of the breasts. This recipe utilizes the whole bird and cooks in one dish, making cleanup a breeze. Simply cut the poultry into eight pieces, toss with a maple syrup glaze, and bake.
Pan-Roasted Chicken With Lemon-Garlic Green Beans: The only thing better than a one-dish dinner is a well-rounded one-dish dinner. In this easy recipe, chicken breasts bake atop a bed of quartered potatoes and green beans. A light dressing of lemon, garlic, and olive oil lend bold, bright flavor to the entire dish.
Chicken Tikka Masala: A good foray into Indian food, this tomato-based dish is light on the warm spices but still has distinct ethnic flair. Sprinkle garam masala (an aromatic blend of spices like cumin, coriander, black pepper, cinnamon, and cardamom) into a basic tomato sauce. Adding the raw chicken to the sauce helps ensure the chicken soaks up all those delicious flavors while it cooks.
Saucy Baked Chicken Legs with Olives and Tomatoes: With skin that crisps beautifully and meat that stays juicy, chicken legs are an inexpensive cut that’s ideal for roasting. And this delicious Mediterranean-inspired meal couldn’t be any easier: Simply toss all of the ingredients in an oven-safe casserole dish and bake. Serve with warm, crusty bread
10 Gourmet Recipes to Impress (Plus 10 Easy Shortcuts for Busy Weeknights)
Sometimes you want a recipe that looks like it came straight from a restaurant's kitchen. Other nights, a dish you can throw together between work and soccer practice fits the bill. Here, we've compiled 10 gourmet recipes, courtesy of Food & Wine, that are sure to impress even the pickiest dinner guests—along with 10 more Real Simple favorites that are a cinch to throw together, but just as delicious.