Monday, January 11

Garlic Roast Chicken with Rosemary and Lemon

Wow. It's been over a month since I last posted a recipe! Which is sad, because I know I've cooked some good things, but I just can't remember what they are!

Luckily, this semester I should have some good recipes to put on here! A group of us girls (10 to be exact) are making dinner for each other every night. Sunday through Thursday (taking off Friday and Saturday for our dates to buy us dinner), and we'll each cook every other week. So I'll be able to try out some new recipes and hopefully get some that the other girls try out!

Tonight was my first night, and for the main course I made:

Garlic Roast Chicken with Rosemary and Lemon

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into large chunks
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves stripped from stems
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, eyeball it
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 tablespoon grill seasoning
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Arrange chicken in a baking dish, 9 by 13-inch. Add garlic, rosemary, extra-virgin olive oil, lemon zest and grill seasoning or salt and pepper to the dish. Toss and coat the chicken with all ingredients, then place in oven. Roast 20 minutes. Add wine and lemon juice to the dish and combine with pan juices. Return to oven and turn oven off. Let stand 5 minutes longer then remove chicken from the oven. Place baking dish on trivet and serve, spooning pan juices over the chicken pieces.

The chicken turned out pretty good! It wasn't browned as much as I usually like, so if I make it again I think that I would brown it on the stovetop before serving. To go with it I just made some couscous (just to shake things up and not have rice all the time!) and diced some red onions, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and carrots and fried them and mixed them with the couscous. A pretty good meal if I do say so myself!

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