Tyler Florence Friday: Two for One dinner

My selection for this week's Tyler Florence Fridays features two recipes in one meal, Herb and Lemon Roasted Chicken with Smashed Broccoli and Garlic. It is listed in Tyler's Real Kitchen cookbook, under the heading Table for Two. I made it for four. Expecting left overs.

As much as I like Tyler and his recipes, he uses way too much oil. The chicken for this recipe involved making a flavorful oil then marinating two bone in chicken breast in the oil. Well I used a bunch of chicken legs, cut into drumsticks and thighs, and found there was plenty of oil to marinate the chicken in. And some left over.

The chicken turned out pretty well, and was a decent match for the broccoli. And 2 tablespoons of oil for that broccoli was too much, plus 1 pound of broccoli for two people is alot. I made it for four and had alot of left overs. Most of which weren't eaten.

All in all, a pretty decent selection though. Not a throw together at the last minute kind of meal, and not the kind of thing I will make during a weekday, but a nice change for a Sunday dinner or for company with scalloped potatoes.

Don't forget to go see all the other choices for this week's TTF. And tell them I said hi, cause I'm still behind on commenting from last week!


Megan said...

I've got a chicken defrosting in my sink as I'm typing this - so perhaps I'll give that recipe a try.

NKP said...

Sometimes I wonder if the calculations get blundered when chefs divide their recipes down.
(Although hubby and I might eat 1/2lb of broccoli each!)
You can't go too wrong with chicken, it is always a fave here.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I find I can usually count on being able to cut out 2/3 of the oil called for in most of his recipes. The chicken looks good.

Joanne said...

Sometimes having a recipe around that everyone is satisfied with is okay. You can't always be in love with a dish. I almost always lower the oil in recipes...I think you eventually get a feel for how much you actually need versus how much the recipe calls for. I think the chicken looks really great!

norapinephrine said...

I tried a similar recipe but it didn't quite work out :( Where do you get tarragon ? I can't even seem to find any seeds here in Ottawa!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a tasty idea. Sure is different to the chicken recipes Not sure if that photo does the dish any favors though.