Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Roasted Rosemary Chicken

Ok, this is one of those recipes that I just made up myself as I went. I had posted on a roasted chicken with veggies recipe once before, and I was planning on cooking that same recipe one night last week. But, I wanted to try something different. I was running short on time since I had gotten my hair done that night (first things first, right?), so I knew I didn't want to cook potatoes, since they take longer. I basically had the chicken breasts & an onion to work with.

According to that recipe, the main seasoning I used was garlic & thyme. For this one, I used garlic (salt) & rosemary.

•Chicken pieces (I used chicken breasts, and cut them in half to speed up cooking time)
•Veggies (I used onion only, but you could use anything)
•Olive oil
•Garlic (I used garlic salt for more flavor)
•Rosemary (I used just enough to lightly sprinkle all over)
•Salt & pepper

Spray the baking/roasting pan (I used aluminum foil- less staining), then set the chicken all around. Coat evenly with olive oil, sprinkle garlic salt/powder & rosemary, then salt & pepper to taste. Lightly toss.

Cook the chicken only at 425 for about 15 minutes, then take out of oven. I wanted to cook the onion for less time, since it tends to brown & shrivel up quicker. (If you cook potatoes, definitely cut them small & cook the entire time with the chicken.) Coat onion with olive oil, garlic salt/powder, rosemary and salt & pepper. Cook another 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through & lightly browned, and onion is tender. You only toss one time while cooking. I waited until the 15-minute mark as I added the onion, and it worked perfectly.

This is so similar to the regular roasted chicken, but the rosemary really adds a good, very different flavor.

I only made pics of the finished product...
I was pressed for time...and hungry...

It was so simple, healthy and tasty.

Hope you all had a great weekend! Ours was busy, but so much fun. We spent both Saturday night & Sunday lunch with family that we don't get to see very often, and had such a great time! Also, my sweetie got a lot of work done out in the yard. When I got home from kids' choir rehearsal on Sunday night,
I looked out in the back yard & saw this...

Yay! Our back yard's getting mulched! (It doesn't take much to excite me, can you tell?)

I am gearing up for an awesome upcoming weekend...actually many awesome upcoming weekends. This weekend, we're headed to Birmingham for a day, then rehearsal & a dinner Saturday night for our choir. We have a BIG concert this Sunday night- 6:00 at FBC, if you're in the area- and our music is BEAUTFIUL!! The next week is our kids' choir End of Year Program. Can't believe it's already been a year since our last one. It's always exciting.
The weekend after that is Sheena's wedding!!

1 comment:

  1. This looks yummy and I love the title & layout of your blog! Your newest follower! Can you please add this recipe to my Taste This Thursday party!?


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