Crispy Chicken Thighs With Garlic & Artichokes Are a Weeknight Win

We’ve teamed up with Miele to streamline your weeknight dinner routine with smart, delicious recipes the whole family will want to dig into. Here, cookbook author and recipe developer Samantha Seneviratne shares her go-to ingredient for making one-pan …

We've teamed up with Miele to streamline your weeknight dinner routine with smart, delicious recipes the whole family will want to dig into. Here, cookbook author and recipe developer Samantha Seneviratne shares her go-to ingredient for making one-pan chicken thighs—roasted to golden-crisp goodness in the Miele M Touch Convection Oven—a winner, winner.


Back in culinary school, learning how to “turn” (aka clean and trim) an artichoke was considered an essential part of the core curriculum. One day in class, Jacques Pépin—world-renowned chef and one of the deans of my school—was mulling about the kitchen, watching and critiquing everyone’s form. I prayed that he wouldn’t look my way, but he pulled up right beside me.

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How Soup Saved My Life—Twice

The part about surviving a terminal illness that no one talks about is that it’s almost as scary as being diagnosed in the first place. I survived the year I was given, only to encounter medical bills and a chorus of voices that seemed to question if I…

The part about surviving a terminal illness that no one talks about is that it’s almost as scary as being diagnosed in the first place. I survived the year I was given, only to encounter medical bills and a chorus of voices that seemed to question if I could meet a deadline, which is a grim fate for a cookbook author. A mist of pity hung in the air, its storm vanished but evident still. And I was the same through it all, having done nothing but breathed in and out every day, just in different rooms and being told different things about my body.

There is no such thing as “back to normal,” which is a phrase that I heard a lot then. I had bartered all of my favorite foods—my career, even—for more time with my two young sons. I became resolved about eating healthfully and listening to my body. I was the only cancer patient my doctors and nurses had seen who actually grew healthier and stronger during treatment. It was a miracle year, as many outsiders told me.

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The Crispy-Crusted Pot of Rice That Unites Us All

No matter how often or where I eat Jollof, it’ll always be considered owambe (”party”) food in my heart.

Since 2015, I’ve celebrated World Jollof Rice day every Aug. 22 with friends and (virtual) strangers. I’ve organized Jollof art installations and …

No matter how often or where I eat Jollof, it’ll always be considered owambe (”party”) food in my heart.

Since 2015, I’ve celebrated World Jollof Rice day every Aug. 22 with friends and (virtual) strangers. I’ve organized Jollof art installations and have even started a Jollof festival, one which now pulls in thousands of people each year. We're all united by a love of Jollof, or party rice, and the accidental (or intentional!) scorched layer at the bottom, which Nigerians call "bottom pot."

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3 Summery One-Skillet Dinners Because Washing Dishes Is Overrated

It’s the end of the long workday (or the start of an extra-long week) and we’re hungry. Like, “can’t-think-straight” hungry. Luckily, Food52 contributor EmilyC wants to do all the thinking for us. In Dinner’s Ready, her monthly column on weeknight wond…

It's the end of the long workday (or the start of an extra-long week) and we're hungry. Like, "can't-think-straight" hungry. Luckily, Food52 contributor EmilyC wants to do all the thinking for us. In Dinner's Ready, her monthly column on weeknight wonders, she shares three simple, flavor-packed recipes that are connected by a single idea or ingredient. Stick with Emily, and you'll have a good dinner on the table in no time. Today, Emily shows us how to make summer dinners sing—using just one skillet.


One-skillet dinners are alluring. What’s not to love about easy-to-prep, virtually mess-free meals assembled in one pan? I’ve long been a fan of this no-frills style of cooking—but cut to the eleventh week of quarantine, when I feel like I’ve cooked a gazillion-and-one dinners and washed as many dishes, and this approach seems downright essential.

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A One-Skillet Chicken & Turmeric Rice to Add to Your Winter Rotation

We’ve partnered with Pomì—makers of quality Italian tomato products, like their chopped tomatoes and double-concentrated tomato paste (no added salt here, just tomato!)—to share the new weeknight-friendly recipe we’re adding to our winter rotation: a s…

We've partnered with Pomì—makers of quality Italian tomato products, like their chopped tomatoes and double-concentrated tomato paste (no added salt here, just tomato!)—to share the new weeknight-friendly recipe we're adding to our winter rotation: a saucy one-skillet chicken and rice.


For a dish to land on my weeknight dinner all-stars list, there are two key elements it must have: It must be low maintenance (read: dirty very few dishes) and filled with flavor (but not necessarily a ton of ingredients).

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The Garlicky, One-Skillet Chicken Thighs I’m Making Now & Forever

We’ve partnered with Lodge Cast Iron to celebrate their new Blacklock line of triple seasoned, lightweight skillets with a summer-ready recipe that makes the most of cast iron’s magic: crispy chicken thighs with schmaltzy potatoes.

In case you haven…

We've partnered with Lodge Cast Iron to celebrate their new Blacklock line of triple seasoned, lightweight skillets with a summer-ready recipe that makes the most of cast iron's magic: crispy chicken thighs with schmaltzy potatoes.


In case you haven't heard, we love chicken thighs around these parts. Crisped up with lots of lemon and garlic, braised with chopped tomatoes and fragrant herbs, roasted in the oven over a ratatouille-style vegetable medley. Any which way you can think of.

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25 Skillet Chicken Recipes for When You Want Dinner (but Not Dishes)

“It’s Friday night!” Ina Garten chuckles to the camera on her award-winning Food Network show, Barefoot Contessa. “And most Friday nights involve Jeffrey coming home to a roast chicken dinner.”

"It's Friday night!" Ina Garten chuckles to the camera on her award-winning Food Network show, Barefoot Contessa. "And most Friday nights involve Jeffrey coming home to a roast chicken dinner."

Reprinted with permission from Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. Copyright © 2016 by Ina Garten. Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC. Photo by Clarkson Potter

I remember when Garten released Cooking for Jeffrey three years ago. It seemed as if the entire world had simultaneously swooned. As much as I loved reading the stories about the Barefoot Contessa and her husband's early years—not to mention looking at their adorable photos—there was one recipe in particular that changed my dinner game forever: the skillet-roasted lemon chicken.

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