Saturday, February 2, 2008

Rosemary And Garlic Roast Chicken

This is a recipe from WW "Simply Delicious" Cookbook which I came across while browsing the internet.
Roast chicken probably is the easiest food to dish up when you need a bit of in-between time to watch your favourite program (at this moment it is the American Idol initial audition!).

Preheat oven to 180C
Prepare the bird (I used 4 thighs and 4 drumsticks). Take off most of the the fatty skin, towel-dry and marinate with salt and pepper. Coat chicken pieces with about 2 tbsp flour. Brown in a tbsp or 2 of hot oil. Drain and place in a heatproof casserole. Sweat 1 big thinly sliced onion in the same oil. Drain and place together with the chicken pieces.

1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp dried chopped rosemary
2 cloves garic, cut into thin slivers
1/2 tsp salt

Mix vinegar, garlic, mustard, olive oil and rosemary together in a bowl.
Spread this sauce over the chicken and put into the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until chicken pieces become golden brown.
No need to turn, stir or whatever. Just sit back, relax and watch your favourite program!
The sauce was amazingly delicious with a very rich creamy texture although no cream or cheese were used. Prefect for telly dinners.



frank said...

Aiyo! Just look at it! What did you do to that chicken? It's georgeous. Perfect golden, gleaming, scintillating even.

This needs to go into a cookbook, even cookbooks with pros photographing it can't get it soo good.

a feast, everyday said...

Thank Q, Frank, for such encouraging words. Nice to hear fr u again. Balik kampong for cny?

frank said...

TYVM Jo :)

Yup, going back all the way to old klang road :p

Family sold the house in Malacca, and now for CNY, the clan comes to KL - easier on traffic also.

We'll be resting mostly, and spend time with some friends too.

Wishing all of you a fantastic and wonderful and happy new year.