The Most Beautiful Chicken Dinner We've Ever Seen and Tasted
Mario Batali knocks it out of the park with this unusual yet delicious dish. (Plus, what to serve with it.)
Photo: Lynn Andriani
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Let the Oven Do Double Duty
If you're cooking the chicken in the oven, you'll have it cranked to 450 degrees, which is just right for making the crispiest potatoes ever. The first step in this recipe involves boiling baby new potatoes until they're just tender, which you can do hours ahead of time, if you wish; just bring the spuds to room temperature before smashing them for step two. Then slide them into the oven with oil, salt and pepper, and in 45 minutes you'll have gorgeously golden and crunchy potatoes. You can use almost any herb in this side, but sage nicely complements the apples in the chicken dish.
Get the recipe: Smashed Potatoes with Garlic and Herbs