Thursday, 6 March 2014

Rosemary, lemon and garlic roast chicken thighs with baby roasties

I love dishes like this where everything cooks in the same pan concentrating the flavours and minimising the washing up. Chicken thighs are an economic cut of meat to get hold of and in my humble opinion also a cut of chicken which has the most flavour, ideally try to purchase free range if you can the taste will be better and the chickens will thank you.

I plundered the herb garden for an ample handful of rosemary which is one of my favourite herbs, so reliable, versatile and it smells amazing too. Rosemary is also this months theme for Cooking with Herbs, one of my favourite blogger challenges hosted over on Lavender and Lovage by Karen if you fancy joining in. The lemony inspiration came from the fruit bowl and preserved lemons. So lets pull together a great easy supper dish which satisfies that mid week crazing for a roast.

What you need
  • Large roasting dish (works best if you use metal)
  • Chicken thighs (skin on, bones in)
  • Lemon - sliced (about thickness of a pound coin)
  • Whole head of garlic - sliced across the middle
  • Large bunch of rosemary
  • Baby potatoes - skin on, slice in half if large
  • Olive oil
  • Sea Salt and Pepper
What you do
  • Pre heat the oven to 200c
  • Place all ingredients in roasting pan, nestling the garlic and lemon around the chicken and potatoes
  • Break the bunch of rosemary into small sprigs and sprinkle on to the dish
  • Drizzle with olive oil and sea salt and freshly ground pepper, toss slightly.
  • Place in the oven for 45 minutes until golden and the chicken is cooked through
  • Serve with rocket salad dressed with balsamic vinegar or blackberry vinegar.



Curlykale said...

sOOOOOOO happy to see a whole garlic in though, looks wonderful :-)

Karen S Booth said...

What an amazing entry for Cooking with Herbs, thanks so much Lindsey! Karen

Accountant London said...

Kids loved this recipe. Made it over the weekend.

Licensed Trade Accountant said...

Lovely Food, Rosemary is may fav.

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