Tuesday 14 January 2014

Chicken Roast with herbs, garlic & lemon

Most of the chicken lovers love roasted chicken. Roasted chicken is a simple and versatile protein intake. My hubby to loves to eat it. So here is a special recipe for all those chicken lovers. This roasted chicken is prepared with herbs, garlic, olive oil and lemon. You can have it in soups, throw it on pasta or pair it with a simple salad or just simply eat it with a glass of wine. I am sure you are going to love it.....

  • Chicken breast (approx. 500 gms) - 2
  • Olive oil - 2 1/2 tsps
  • Fresh lemon juice - 2 tsps
  • Cloves garlic, minced - 4
  • Dried rosemary (you can use fresh one as well) - 1 tsp 
  • Dried basil - 1/2 tsp 
  • Dried thyme - 1/2 tsp 
  • Dried sage - 1/2 tsp 
  • Dried oregano - 1/2 tsp 
  • Crushed black pepper - 1 tsp 
  • Chilli flakes - 1 tsp 
  • Grated zest of one lemon
  • Turmeric for colour - 1/4 tsp 
  • Salt as per the taste
  • Wash chicken properly and make deep slits over it, keep aside. 
  • Combine all other ingredients and form a marinade. 
  • Coat well the chicken breast with the marinade. Cover the chicken and keep it for rest in fridge overnight. If you don’t have much time then at least for an hour in fridge (Overnight is recommended). 
  • Preheat the oven at 350°F/175°C.
  • Before keeping in the oven, first pan fry the chicken for 2-3 minutes with a very little olive oil. This will seal the chicken & retain all its juices and prevents chicken from drying. Arrange chicken on an oven rack lined with foil. Bake on the middle rack at 190°C for 35 minutes. Every oven has different capacity and everywhere chicken takes different time to cook. Hence after 30 minutes chicken has to be checked buy cutting a slice, if the pinkness is no more that means its cooked. 
  • Now we need to keep the temperature high (220 °C), keep it on the top rack for just 2-3 min, to get a nice texture. Chicken should be browned.
  • And your chicken is ready to be served hot :)

Thank you n Happy Cooking
Priyanka :)

1 comment:

  1. Chicken with herbs and lemon. You have already made my mouth watery. I love BBQs and would kill for it. Your recipe is easy to follow. Thanks for sharing this