Roasted Brined Chicken with Smashed Potatoes

Roasted Chicken with Smashed Potatoes and veges

Nothing is more comforting than roasted chicken. I decided to brine it last night using the recipe below. I am a big fan of brining as it makes the chicken so amazingly moist. The chicken was super tasty and just fell of the bone.  Chicken and potatoes is really an easy and comforting dinner. 

1 chicken

All brines use 1 gallon of water to the other ingredients

Southeast Asian brine

  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1-2 diced Thai chiles
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, coarsely chopped
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves
  • 4 star anise

Roast at 400F for 1.5 hours until chicken reaches the internal temp of 180F.

Smashed red potatoes These are terribly good and super tasty. The parmesan really makes it.

  • 8 red potatoes
  • cold water
  • 1 pot
  • salt
  • pepper
  • parmesean (little bit)

Boil potatoes until fork tender in salted water. Drain and smash with potato smasher on cookie sheet. Move smashed potatoes to pan with some peanut oil and a little bit of butter. Salt and pepper to taste. Toss in some parmesan. Cook until nice crispy brown on both sides.

Smashed Potatoes with Parmesean