For an easy summer dinner, chicken thighs and drumsticks are crisped up on the same sheet pan as the crusty bread, lacinato kale, and cherry tomatoes in the panzanella that's served alongside.

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Justin Walker

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Toss garlic, bread, cheese, and tomatoes with 3 tablespoons oil; season with salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Rub chicken with remaining 2 tablespoons oil; season with salt and pepper. Place on bread mixture, skin-sides up, along with thyme. Roast in lower third, flipping chicken and bread mixture once, 25 minutes. Meanwhile, remove ribs from kale; tear into 2-inch pieces. Drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper.

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  • Switch oven to broil; remove thyme from baking sheet. Transfer chicken to a plate. Scatter kale over bread mixture; arrange chicken on top. Broil until chicken skin is golden and crisp, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer chicken to serving plates; toss bread mixture and serve, with more cheese.

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