Well, December is already here! The year passed by a lot faster than I anticipated. I however, did get some things right, including starting this food blog and returning to blogging again!
I tried this roasted chicken recipe recently when I was too bored to cook, but wanted something that was elaborate to look at (making it look like a lot of effort went into the kitchen, when it didn’t!) Yes, I’m always doing such thing, being an Engineer by profession and a lazyass by heart!
So, well here goes. This recipe makes enough for 4 people. Or two mega hungry ones!
Potatoes – 2 Medium sized ones, cut into 8 pieces
Baby Corn – 10 Whole ones slit lengthwise
Mushroom – 8 Medium ones, quartered
Onions – 1 large, sliced
Chicken Pieces cut small to medium – 650 grams
For the Marinade
Oregano – 1 Teaspoon
Basil – 1/2 Teaspoon
Lemon Juice – 1 Teaspoon
Garlic Paste – One Tablespoon
Chilly Flakes – One Teaspoon (Reduce if you want less heat)
Salt – To taste
Pepper – To taste
Now, how to go about making this:
Take the chicken and all the ingredients of the marinade and mix well. Once the spices and the chicken are mixed, transfer everything into a fridge friendly bowl and wrap with clingfilm and let it chill overnight. If you cannot wait that long, (something totally understandable! :D) chill the chicken for atleast 4 hours, but the longer you can, the better!
Once the chicken has done it’s due in the fridge, line an aluminium pan with potatoes, onions, mushrooms and baby corn, sprinkle some salt and pepper over your veggies and then line the chicken on the top of the veggies. Why? Because, the chicken juices will add another entire dimension of flavor to your vegetables. Total win-win, ain’t it?
Pre-heat your oven to 175 degrees. Once you have lined your tray, cover it with aluminium foil and let it roast in the oven for 35-40 minutes, until the chicken is tender and the vegetables are cooked through.
Serve this up with steamed rice and salad! A simple, tasty and oil free meal. Tadaa!
Now, when do you want to make this?
- When you are craving chicken and rice
- When you want to have a balanced meal
- When you want to have a superbly flavored meal, without the mega hassles going behind it
- When you want to cook a simple dish for your whole family (or just 1 hungry friend! )
- For a lazy lunch brunch
- To impress your better half
Chef’s tip: Add in more vegetables – Broccoli and Carrots work well with this recipe.
So, go ahead and make this. And let me know how it goes. In the meanwhile, stay tuned for some sweet bits coming your way.
Have a good week ahead everyone!