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.

Sauce
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.


Jo

3 comments:

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.

Cheers//