Here’s a chicken dinner that’s a real winner with greens and radishes which are plentiful at the Market at this time of the year. Pair with a good loaf of fresh bread and you’re the real winner.

Vinegar-Marinated Chicken with Buttered Greens and Radishes

recipe by Alison Roman for Bon Appetit


  • 2 pounds skin-on bone-in chicken thighs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 radishes, quartered, halved if small (or turnips)
  • 1 bunch mustard greens, leaves torn (can use kale or chard)
  • 4 tablespoons tarragon leaves, divided


  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place in a large baking dish. Pour ¼ cup vinegar over chicken and let sit 15–20 minutes. Remove chicken from marinade and pat skin dry. Reserve baking dish (no need to wipe it out).
  2. Preheat oven to 400°. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium. Working in batches, cook chicken, skin side down, until skin is golden brown and crisp, 8–10 minutes; turn and cook until other side is just browned, about 4 minutes. Transfer chicken to reserved baking dish; reserve skillet. Bake chicken until cooked through and an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part registers 165°, 10–12 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat butter in same skillet over medium-high. Add radishes, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until radishes are browned and tender, about 5 minutes. Add mustard greens and toss to coat; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mustard greens are just wilted, about 2 minutes (they should still have some spring in their step). Add 2 Tbsp. tarragon and remaining 1 Tbsp. vinegar; toss to combine.
  4. Serve greens and radishes with chicken topped with remaining 2 Tbsp. tarragon. Makes 4 servings.

The greens and radishes make this meal a winner in the nutrition category as well as flavor and visual appeal. I’m thinking they would go equally well with any other type of meat, fish, or vegan entree.

Don’t forget to check our recipe archive for more revelatory radish recipes!


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