Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Rosemary Lemon Chicken (Baked)


Yes and yes, I'm truly proud that my rosemary plant is finally growing. I better be because I've been continuously trying to grow the herb and sad to say; nothing, nothing and nothing. It was quite demotivating but still I held on and never gave up. Against all odds, the plant is now slowly beginning to grow. I think I know now why; I planted it in my little garden facing the direct sun and the hot burning heat is the cause. 


I dug it up, planted under a shady area and its alive and kicking. No matter what, I was advised to prune it to encourage bushy new growth. The two young stems with linear leaves I cut were put to use; for this chicken roast, lemony rosemary scented chicken pieces paired with rice, salad and a dollop of sour cream. 

Ingredients
2 medium size chicken drumsticks (or any other part you like)
1 tbsp soften butter
2 sprigs fresh rosemary - lightly crushed/chopped the leaves
1/2 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp ginger paste
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp sugar
Salt and pepper for taste
Method
Lightly score the drumsticks -  two or three slits in the flesh with a knife.
Rub and marinate with the rest of the ingredients.
Let it sit in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
Bring out and gently stir drumsticks into marinate.
Place on a greased baking tray.
Bake at 170C for about 40 minutes or until cooked.
(Note; turn the pieces to cook on both sides)
Remove from oven.
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8 comments:

  1. Nice!! I can imagine your beautiful herbs garden. Maybe you should take a pic and share it =)

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  2. MMm must be very aromatic. How nice to have a herb garden

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  3. I love this recipe! Yummy and healthy:D

    Envious of your rosemary plant. I have been killing herb plants:(

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  4. Doesn't get much fresher than that!

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  5. My rosemary plant is more like an ornamental plant in my home because I only use in baked chicken or fish dishes like yours. I must say, lemon and rosemary are the best combo.

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  6. This chicken sounds and looks delicious, like the idea of fresh rosemary.
    Hope you are having a great week Nava :)

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  7. Thanks so much everyone for all the lovely words.

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  8. Kudos to u, Nava! Wow, you've got green hands too! Wonderful use of the rosemary herb!

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