Roast Chicken With Tomatoes
Ready in 1.5 hours or less
Serves 4 people
Recipe from Bon Appetit
6 garlic cloves, finely grated
2 tsp. finely chopped oregano, plus leaves for serving
⅓ cup plus
4 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 medium red onions, cut into 1"-thick wedges
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
1 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt
½ cup crumbled feta
2 large heirloom or beefsteak tomatoes, sliced into ½"-thick rounds and/or wedges
- Place a rack in top third of oven; preheat to 450°F. Cut lemon in half. Thinly slice one half into rounds and remove seeds; set other half aside for sauce.
- Whisk garlic, 2 tsp. chopped oregano, and ⅓ cup oil in a large bowl. Pat chicken dry with paper towels and transfer to bowl; add onions and lemon slices. Season with salt and pepper; toss to coat
- Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a large heavy skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium-high. Cook chicken (leave onion and lemon behind in bowl), skin side down, until deep golden brown and crisp, 5–7 minutes. Transfer to a plate (chicken won’t be cooked through yet).
- Cook onions and lemon slices in the same pan, turning occasionally, until onions have taken on some color and lemon slices have shriveled slightly, about 5 minutes.
- Arrange chicken in pan, skin side up; transfer pan to oven. Roast until chicken is cooked through and onions are softened but still hold their shape, 16–20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, stir yogurt, feta, and remaining 2 Tbsp. oil in a medium bowl to combine. Squeeze in juice from reserved lemon half and add 2 Tbsp. water; mix well. Season feta sauce with salt.
- Arrange tomatoes on a platter; season with salt. Using tongs, arrange chicken, onions, and lemon slices on top. Pour any pan juices over and top with oregano leaves. Serve with feta sauce alongside.