Recipe & Food ideas from our kitchen...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Lemon Herb Chicken..

Decided to whip up a dish I saw on a You Tube channel I subscribe to called "Cooking with Karma".. Karma follows a theme every week  posting clip's Mondays & Fridays...
This week is lemons with Mondays recipe being Lemon Herb Chicken... Rather fond of pairing lemon & chicken so I thought I would give it a whirl after a few adjustments of course (just can't help myself)...

Lemon & Herb Chicken...

1/3 cup of oil
2 sprigs of rosemary
3 sprigs of thyme
6 or so sage leaves
2 cloves of garlic, chipped finely
1 Tbsp honey
Rind & juice of a lemon
2Tbsp of Dijon or favourite mustard
1Tbsp whole seed mustard
1 kg (6) boneless chicken thighs
¼ cup of sliced Kalamata olives

  • Strip the leaves of the herbs from their stem..
  • Add the leaves, garlic & a little oil into a mortar then bruise with pestle.. If you don't have a mortar & pestle you could use the back of a large spoon to crush the mix on the inside edge of a bowl as we did before purchasing a set..
  • Add the remaining oil, honey, mustards, lemon rind/juice then mix well & season with pepper to taste..
  • Trim excess fat from thighs then marinate in tray they are to be cooked in making sure to cover them thoroughly in the herb & lemony goodness..
  • Cover & marinate for 4 + hours..
  • Pre heat oven to 180°c
  • Give the thighs a quick turn in the dish then place in the oven for 40-50 minutes coming back every 15 min to turn & baste the chicken..
  • Add the olives on the second turn allowing then just to warm through without drying out & shrivelling up...
 It was a most excellent dish & one that will be cooked on many more occasions... We served it up with a stir fry made from,
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, diced finely
  • 1 bunch of asparagus, cut into thirds
  • ½ medium capsicum, diced
  • Large handful of beans, cut into thirds
  • 1 medium white eggplant, diced
The onion, garlic & eggplant were stir fried  until the onions were softened..
The rest of the veggies were added & fried until ready...

Hope you enjoy it if you try it & remember to check out Cooking with Karma's channel..
Have a great one...
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