Monday, August 24, 2009

Rosemary-Garlic Chicken

Mmmmm....simple, easy, delicious.

Adapted from Martha Stewart's Great Food Fast cookbook.*
Two tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
One-quarter cup of olive oil
Two cloves of garlic
One lemon
Salt & Pepper
Chicken breasts, legs, thighs, wings, whatever.

In a small saucepan, bring a third-cup of water and the chopped rosemary to a boil. Remove from heat, cover, and let it steep for 5 minutes.

In a blender, add the garlic and olive oil and season with salt and pepper. (I decided not to use my blender, because it seemed like an awfully small amount of stuff to put in my giant blender; I've still never used my blender and it didn't seem worth it to pull down, unpack, clean, and then fit the blender in the dishwasher for such a small amount of stuff; and I had this handy dandy little perfect-sized food chopper that was a Christmas present from my mother-in-law, and I figured it would be perfect. Don't be like me. Use a blender.)

Add the rosemary-water and puree until smooth.

I made a mess.

Combine the chicken and the marinade in a zip-lock bag and let it marinate the desired amount of time (at least 15 minutes; I let it sit for 2 hours in the fridge).

Heat a grill to medium and let the excess marinade drip off the chicken. Baste it with the juice of one lemon while you grill it, turning occasionally, until cooked through, 10-30 minutes (depending on how many and what type of chicken pieces you use). Serve it with corn!

Do you know how to cook corn? Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add 4 tablespoons of sugar, and boil the corn for 6 minutes. It's delicious!

Serves 4.
Takes 20 minutes of prep, plus cook time.
Difficulty: 2.

*This is a fantastic cookbook to have if you're an omnivore. It's a pretty dang good cookbook to have if you're vegetarian, but obviously there are a lot of meat dishes that you won't eat. At any rate, all the recipes are simple, relatively easy, and take just about as long as they say they do. (I always find that a recipe will take 10-15 minutes longer than it says it will, because they don't usually factor in chopping and getting-things-out-of-the-fridge time.)

1 comment:

Angie said...

I've gotta try doing corn w/ sugar in the water. Sounds interesting. I usually use salt or just boil it in plain H20.