Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Garlic Roast Chicken with Lemon and Rosemary

I wanted to make a simple yet delicious and quick dinner the other day and stumbled across this flavorful recipe. It hardly takes any work and is really good! Its Garlic Chicken with Lemon and Rosemary. You also get to add your favorite dry white wine to it, which is fun and gives it a special touch. The rosemary sprigs makes it more fresh and flavorful as well.

As a side dish, I did butternut squash cut into little squares, cooked on the stove top in a pot, and when it was done, added about 2 tablespoons of butter, and a few tablespoons of maple syrup. As a finishing touch I added a little brown sugar to sweeten it up a bit more on my plate. Squash has a lot of health benefits that no one thinks about which is awesome. It's rich in antioxidants, has an amble dose of dietary fiber, and has significant amounts of potassium. So, you get to satisfy your sweet tooth, AND it's good for you!

The last side dish I chose to pair with this meal, is smashed red potatoes. They too are extremely simple and a good starch to pair with the protein and veggies. Recipe is below!

Enjoy! xoxo

Garlic Roast Chicken with Lemon and Rosemary


  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into large chunks
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons fresh rosemary, leaves stripped from stems
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Zest and juice of one lemon, divided
  • 1 tablespoon grill seasoning blend
  • 1/2 cupr dry white wine or chicken stock

Preheat the oven to 450 F. Arrange the chicken in a 9 inch x 13 inch baking dish. Add the garlic, rosemary, olive oil, lemon zest and grill seasoning to the dish. Toss and coat the chicken with all the ingredients then place in the oven. Roast the chicken for 20 minutes. Add the wine or chicken stock and lemon juice to the dish and combine with the pan juices. Return to the oven and turn the oven off. Let stand for 5 minutes longer. Take the chicken out and serve with pan juices drizzled over chicken.

Smashed Potatoes


  • 2 pounds small red potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 chopped scallions
  • 3/4 cup milk


  1. Looks great! Nice photos. I'm hungry. It also occurs to me that your idea of a simple, quick dinner is much different than mine as your does not involve opening a package or using a microwave less than three minutes (plus no one has ever taken pictures of anything I cooked - nor would they want to).

    Great post, AO. Congrats on your new blog. I like it.

  2. Love your blog, Allie! The combination of photography and gourmet food is wonderful--It makes my taste buds start watering and inspires my artistic side.
    Keep up the good work!