Perfect Pan-Roasted Chicken Thighs

I love chicken thighs because they have so much flavor and cook relatively quickly. This recipe celebrates chicken thighs and elevates them to bacon – that’s right, I said bacon – status. It can be a bit messy, and the chicken may set off your smoke detector, but it is worth it.

Roasted Potatoes with Green Beans

A simple side dish, that depending on how you look at it, either lightens up a typical potato dish or makes a side of green beans a bit heartier.


6 medium red or yukon gold potatoes, sliced thinly
1 lb. green beans, ends trimmed
2 TB. olive oil
salt and pepper

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Toss potatoes and green beans in olive oil and salt and pepper to taste and spread on a baking sheet (you may need two so the vegetables aren’t on top of each other). Roast for 20-25 minutes, checking them after 15 minutes to make sure the potatoes don’t burn.