Tasty Thursdays: Skillet Rosemary Chicken

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Thanksgiving is the next big holiday coming up, and I'm thinking of posting a few recipes some of you might be interested in for Thanksgiving dinner. Most families have turkey but since it is a large bird, my family usually celebrates on our own (the 4 of us) [Christmas is when my whole big family gathers] so instead we have chicken.

This recipe for the Skillet Rosemary Chicken is from the Food Network Magazine.

What you'll need:
* 3/4 pound small red-skinned potatoes, halved, or quartered if large
* Kosher salt
* 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, plus 1 tablespoon leaves
* 1 clove garlic, smashed
* Pinch of red pepper flakes
* Juice of 2 lemons (squeezed halves reserved)
* 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
* 4 skin-on, bone-in chicken breasts (6 to 8 ounces each)
* 10 ounces cremini mushrooms, halved

Preheat the oven to 450. Cover the potatoes with cold water in a saucepan and salt the water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until tender, about 8 minutes; drain and set aside.

Pile the rosemary leaves, garlic, 2 teaspoons salt and the red pepper flakes on a cutting board, then mince and mash into a paste using a large knife. Transfer the paste to a bowl. Stir in the juice of 1 lemon and the olive oil. Add the chicken and turn to coat.

Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, skin-side down, cover and cook until the skin browns, about 5 minutes. Turn the chicken; add the mushrooms and potatoes to the skillet and drizzle with the juice of the remaining lemon.

Add the rosemary sprigs and the squeezed lemon halves to the skillet; transfer to the oven and roast, uncovered, until the chicken is cooked through and the skin is crisp, 20 to 25 minutes.
What are your favorite dishes for Thanksgiving?

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Soooali said...

I'm making this for dinner tonight, for sure! Thanks for the recipe! x

www.janetteria.com said...

it looks so deliciious...thanks for sharing...YUMMY!


Maddy said...

My mom is vegetarian, so we don't have turket at her house either! But she does make a little roasted chicken for us "carnivores" ;o) This recipe looks yummy!!

la petite fashionista said...

this looks SO good! that's one of my favorite parts of being home for the holidays is all the yummy home cooked meals

jemina said...

Looks so YUM YUM YUM

Thanks for sharing this recipe

Enjoy your day


Tiffany Kadani said...

I want this so much! It would be a perfect meal on this slow Thursday.

A BRIT GREEK said...

Yummy, as you know we don't do Thanks giving... but I love this recipe, have done the Jamie Oliver version a few times with roasted garlic and rosemary potatoes!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Holy yum. I definitely need to try this recipe. If not for the holidays, at least for a cozy night in dinner. :)

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Unknown said...

Yummy! Mr. Deer would die if I made this! Looks delish, I am a stuffing girl, myself! XX!

Shelley said...

mmm rosemary chicken is always delicious! and since its from the food network, im pretty sure this would be one of the best recipes!


That chicken dish looks so delicious. :)SarahD

k said...

I LOVE rosemary chicken!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ooo I love rosemary flavored chicken. It tastes so yummy. I love that they add mushrooms!!! Ooo *Bookmarked*

Grace said...

Hmm, sounds delicious! I'd love to try this sometime.

Josie said...

Oh, this looks SO good! I do love chicken, no matter what way it's prepared.
xo Josie

Becky Tjandera said...

This looks so delicious ! Aww

michelle_ said...

yum yum :)
looks soooo good !
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Inez said...

This looks so delicious!

J. said...

I will be making this tomorrow for dinner!!! As a tradition in my house, I actually try a dish every year. (And I always make a crustless pumpkin pie...sounds weird I know but it's yummy!)

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

You had me at Rosemary...That looks amazing!

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