Are you looking for something easy, inexpensive and delicious? We always are! Good thing that our parents have shown us how to make their delicious chicken thighs. If you have a nicely organized spice drawer, you can probably get this meal in the oven in less than 5 minutes. If, however, your ratio of spice jars to available spice storage space is a problem, causing your spice jars to be piled up, one top of one another, which makes opening the door to retrieve the oregano a cause for alarm…it might take you 10 minutes. For the record, we have NO idea how you could live like that.
Pssst…want to know a secret? We were really apprehensive about tackling this meal. You see, our parents’ chicken and potatoes are epic. They get requests from all over the world lots of people for their recipe and they are really happy to tell anyone who asks, including us, how it’s done. They say something along the lines of ‘take a chicken, add some potatoes to the roasting pan, pour in some lemon juice, olive oil, oregano and bake it all for a few hours’. Easy, right? So, we try, and it tastes good…but not phenomenal. Not mind-blowing delicious, like theirs is. Not let-me-tell-anyone-who-will-listen scrumptious, like theirs is. Not taste-bud-shockingly fabulous, like theirs is. “Why?”, we wondered. We did what they told us to, so how to explain the difference between their phenomenal chicken and potatoes, and our pretty good chicken and potatoes? For a while we actually started to wonder if perhaps our parents were magic. Magic would explain everything! But then we watched them in action, took detailed notes, measured and counted, studied their every step and finally we were able to reproduce their roasted chicken and Greek potatoes ourselves, in our very own kitchens! Hourray! We were once again amazed that such simple ingredients could produce something so marvellous…and so we thought, maybe magic is hereditary!?