Lemon Rosemary Chicken




Introduction: Lemon Rosemary Chicken

About: Mom of 2 kids, Food Blogger, Foodie :)

Lemon Rosemary Chicken is one of our favorite dish for weekend supper. It is a simple, flavorful roast chicken dish.

Course : Starter, Main meal, Side dish

Resting time : 15 minutes

Cooking time : 1 hr 30 minutes

Makes : 3 Servings

Step 1: Ingredients

3 Chicken leg with thigh, with skin
1/2 cup Onion, chopped
1 tbsp of fresh Lemon juice plus 6 slices of lemon
2 sprig of Rosemary
1 tbsp of chopped garlic
2 tbsp of unsalted butter
1 cup of Chicken broth
Salt and pepper for seasoning ( I used paprika, instead of pepper)

Step 2: Fry on Stove Top

Wash the chicken with fresh running tap water and pat dry them thoroughly.

Marinate the chickens with lemon juice, salt and pepper/paprika for 15 minutes.

Melt butter in a cast iron skillet on medium flame.

Add in rosemary and slices of lemon.

Once the flavor comes out from rosemary, place the chicken thigh upside down on pan and fry until it turns to nice golden brown color.

Flip the chickens to the other side and cook again for ten minutes.

Take the fried chickens out from the skillet using tongs. Keep it on a plate and set aside.

Step 3: Bake for an Hour

preheat oven to 375 deg bake mode.

Now I am going to use the same skillet for frying onions and garlic. A tablespoon butter/chicken fat is enough for frying it. So just remove the excess butter from the skillet.

Add in onions and garlic and saute for a minute on medium flame.

Add chicken broth, bring it to boil.

Once it begins to boil, place the fried chicken on the skillet, keep a slice of lemon on each chicken pieces. Transfer it to the oven and bake them for an hour or until it cooked well. After the cooking time, take out the skillet from the oven, let it sit for 5 minutes.

Serve it with mashed potatoes and sautéed veggies. It's Perfect main course for any occasion.

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    4 years ago

    Awesome! I have added this to my favorites. Will give it a shot. Years ago, I had cooked Rosemary Chicken (and then lost the recipe somewhere along the way). My younger son loves Rosemary. Maybe this will be a good one to try on a weekend.

    Throwing in a super sweet Port Wine on the side to go with this chicken will make it one super combo.

    Question: I'm thinking of using smaller organic chicken thighs. How much time would it take to cook in the oven?




    Reply 4 years ago

    Thank you so much :)

    For smaller thighs, 30 to 45 mins would be fine. The bone part takes time to cook.. If you are using boneless, 30 is perfect.