Crispy Baked Chicken with Spaghetti
Aglio e Olio

Servings

4

Ready In:

45 minutes

Good For:

dinner

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken thighs (bone in, skin on)

  • 2 tbsp butter

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 lb spaghetti

  • ¼ c olive oil

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/3 c Italian (flat leaf) parsley, roughly chopped

  • ½ tsp chili flakes (more if you like!)

  • Fresh grated Parmesan to finish

Aglio e Olio!

This crispy chicken is so delicious – but honestly, the star of this show is the Spaghetti Aglio e Olio!

It’s a garlicky, cheesy, classic that adds pure comfort to this simple but exquisite dinner!

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Put a large pot of salted water on to boil and set the oven to 350°.

Melt butter in a heavy skillet over low heat and use a pastry brush to coat the chicken thighs with melted butter. Place the chicken into the pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper (and a little garlic powder if you like), bring the heat up to high and sear the chicken until golden brown for about 3 minutes on each side.

Remove chicken to a parchment lined baking sheet and finish cooking in the oven for about 20 minutes until cooked through.

Step 2

While chicken is cooking, add pasta to boiling water and cook as per package instructions until almost al dente (about a minute off).

Add the olive oil to a heavy skillet over medium low heat. Add garlic and chili flakes to the pan and sauté gently over medium low heat for about 5 minutes.

Step 3

When pasta is almost al dente scoop about a cup of the pasta water into a heat resistant cup, set aside the pasta water and drain the pasta. Add the pasta to the skillet with the garlic and olive oil along with a splash of the reserved pasta water and bring the heat up to medium high. Toss the pasta until well coated for two or three minutes (add a splash more pasta water if the pasta seems dry).

Step 4

Remove the skillet from the heat, add chopped parsley, and toss until evenly distributed. Plate the pasta, sprinkle generously with parmesan and a little salt and pepper. Remove chicken from oven, nestle a couple of thighs alongside the pasta, then sit down and enjoy the fabulous classic masterpiece that you created for dinner!

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