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"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." ~ T. E. Lawrence

Tasty Tuesdays: Rosemary Chicken

Last night my nerd was showing.  Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood AND Star Wars: Episode IV were on tv!  YES!  I was in a happy place.  After a long work day I poured myself a glass of sauvignon blanc, let myself bask in the epic soundtracks of these two movies playing in the background, while I cooked up something delicious for the hard-working Mr. J.  This rosemary chicken is easy, flavorful, and tender.  And the potatoes and mushrooms complement it perfectly.  For my vegetarian friends I’d suggest substituting the chicken for whole Portobello mushrooms – it would be delicious…  So pour yourself a glass of vino, let the cooking sooth away the cares of the day, and enjoy!

What you need:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 red potatoes – quartered
  • 1 Portobello mushroom – diced
  • 3 cloves garlic – pressed
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary
  • sea salt to taste

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.  Place the potatoes in a pot with enough cold water to cover them.  Add a bit of olive oil and salt to the water.  Set to medium high heat.  Boil for 10 minutes and remove from heat.

In a small mixing bowl combine garlic, juice of one lime, rosemary, pepper, paprika, cayenne, and 1 tbsp olive oil.  Whisk until well blended.

Heat a skillet to medium and drop in remaining tbsp of olive oil.  Coat chicken thighs in spice mixture and place in pan.  Let cook for 5 minutes on each side.  Remove from heat.

In a glass baking dish place chicken, potatoes, and mushrooms.  Squeeze juice of remaining lime over top.  Bake for 25 minutes.

Pour another glass of wine to enjoy with that chicken.  Eat and drink!

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10 comments on “Tasty Tuesdays: Rosemary Chicken

  1. EverdayLivingPNW
    October 2, 2012

    That looks very tasty!

  2. ethelthedean
    October 2, 2012

    Yum! I bet it smells and tastes like Autumn 🙂

    • Audrey
      October 4, 2012

      Indeed it did! Just don’t overdo it on the rosemary… I shouldn’t eyeball everything when spices are involved. 😀

  3. storiesbywilliams
    October 3, 2012
    • Audrey
      October 4, 2012

      Thank you!! I’m honored and speechless!

  4. Katrina Anne Willis
    October 3, 2012

    That looks soooo yummy! I’m no cook, but even I might be able to follow those instructions! 🙂

    • Audrey
      October 4, 2012

      Thankfully easy to cook! Let me know how it turns out. 🙂

  5. Uma
    October 30, 2012

    wow! that looks delicious!

    • Audrey
      November 1, 2012

      It turned out fantastic. If you give it a go, let me know how it works for you!

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