Simple suppers: Greek style roast chicken + this week on s&h

20140514-092709.jpgHere’s to the end of another busy week – time is flying, and it’s only a week or so before I leave to Paris.

Continuing the not-that-regular Simple suppers series… Believe me, I think about them more often than I write about them, as I am sure you do too.

{To recap, earlier installments include: Roasted flounder with spicy artichokes, Stuffed swiss chard leaves, and Kale niçoise salad.}

The theme, as it is, is that you don’t need a ton of time to make a tasty and creative dinner dish.

This particular supper was inspired by Mark Bittman’s primer on breaking down a whole chicken & cooking your favorite chicken parts in new, inventive ways.

For the Greek style chicken recipe, you rub and stuff the chicken with a mixture of minced garlic, fresh oregano, and lemon zest, then roast it until crispy in one pan with olives, more oregano, and little tomatoes. Completely foolproof and delicious.

20140514-092551.jpgAnd before we tuck into this weekend, a quick look back at last Sunday + a beautiful Mother’s Day lunch at Jean Georges in a dining room full of sweet peas (my favorite flower) and diffused light.

The uni on salted rye toast was my favorite – so savory – and the rhubarb sorbet served on top of a delicate meringue was a fitting finish.20140514-092610.jpg20140514-092701.jpg

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


  1. Beautiful food! I remember these gorgeous snaps on IG, stunning food! I can’t wait for those Paris snaps. You’re definitely the most international jetsetter in my picture feed.

  2. Yum yum and yum! Have fun in Paris!!!

  3. I hope you have a wonderful time in Paris! I think trip preparation time is perfect for simple suppers – especially when so many delicious adventures await in France.

  4. It looks like you’ve had a perfectly lovely Mother’s Day! Btw.. I’m loving your photos, they have such a beautiful, light, soft feel! xx

  5. Yay I can’t wait to hear about Paris!! 😀
    And love this delicious roast chicken, it looks full of wonderful flavour!

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. I’m a little late for the weekend, but I am so glad to have caught this recipe. I have been thinking about how to change my “chicken routines” and add in something that is a little more exciting, but still on the simple side. This undoubtedly fits that bill, and would be very popular with my gang. I look forward to it. And your Mother’s Day meal at Jean Georges is exquisite! How beautiful…now, on to Paris! It will be great to hear your experiences. 🙂

    • saffronandhoney saffronandhoney says:

      Thanks so much, Debra! That’s how I feel too – chicken is such an easy weeknight “standby” and everyone in my family loves it. But it’s great to mix it up a bit! I also love a simple honey and ginger glaze on chicken.

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