24 March 2009

Mustard and Rosemary (Barbecued) Chicken







































After a few days of languishing around the house, eating boring foods and plenty of soup I am ready to break out the barbecue once again. Food tastes that much better after nursing a cold/ flu with chicken soup and scaldingly hot tea, honey and lemon don't you think? I even added a few shots of whiskey in the hopes that it would burn out any remaining germs, but instead the germs decided to stay and party!!! Oh well as a friend says, "This too shall pass".


So to rekindle my taste buds I decided upon this delicious barbecued chicken dish which incorporates some fragrant, piny rosemary and mustard as it's base. I served it up with some sweet potato fries (also cooked on the barbecue) and some green beans.

This recipe I found on taste.com serves 10 people so I drastically reduced the amounts this time around. The recipe as below also calls for roasting the chicken in the oven, but on a beautiful day like today the barbecue is calling me. In the barbecue cook the chicken pieces for approximately 8 - 10 minutes per side depending on size in a moderate temperature. You know the drill.

**Mustard and Rosemary Barbecued Chicken**

1/3 cup Dijon Mustard
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup rosemary leaves, roughly chopped
1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, roughly chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 lemon, rind finely grated, juiced
2.2kg chicken pieces (drumsticks, thigh or breast on bone), skin on

Combine mustard, oil, rosemary, parsley, garlic, lemon rind and 1/3 cup lemon juice in a small food processor. Process until well combined. Pour into a large ceramic dish. Season with salt and pepper.

Add chicken pieces and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 375F (190°C). Place chicken pieces on a roasting rack. Spoon over remaining marinade. Roast for 50 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Place on a platter. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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29 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful Val, that rosemary adds flavor as well as making it so pretty! I'm lovin the mustard in this dish!

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  2. Good to hear your on the mend, Val. I'm surrounded by people who are sick right now and I'm thinking it's only a matter of time for me.

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  3. I truely love chicken on the barbecue..and you've made me want to go outside and give mine a good Spring scouring! Looks delicious.

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  4. Nothing beats the BBQ. Your chicken is mouthwatering. Hope you feel better.

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  5. This chicken sounds very flavorful with dijon mustard and rosemary!

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  6. Oh, I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to BBQ season. This has been one looooooong winter!

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  7. This is lovely...the mustard and rosemary sound like perfection.

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  8. Shame, Val!!I trust that you will be in tip-top shape soon!!! I knew it would just be a matter of time before you take out the ol' grill, now that the weather is changing!!!Looks delicious!!!

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  9. What a great dish! I love all of those zesty, robust flavors you have in there. It looks wonderful!

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  10. I can imagine the flavour of this chicken. I've been using a lot of fresh rosemary in my recipes lately and the difference is huge. Glad you feel much better.

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  11. that really looks delicious, Val!

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  12. A delightful combination of flavors! Wonderful!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  13. You can't beat the barbecue. There's just so much more flavour in barbecued food.

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  14. Glad to see you're feeling better Val! I love your bbq creations and the flavours in this chicken dish are wonderful!

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  15. This looks like a delicious dish, Val! I've been tagging a lot of your recipes and this going on the list. :-)

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  16. Yay for the BBQ grill! And feeling healthy.

    Sweet Potato fries on the grill? Do tell...

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  17. The chicken sounds great, so do barbecued sweet potato fries.
    Glad to hear you feel better.
    LL

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  18. The aroma in your home while making this chicken must have been heavenly.
    Neat click!

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  19. Josh is going to love this recipe!

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  20. Oh yeah the barbecues are coming back and with them the delicious and not boring food :-p This chicken sounds pretty tasty.

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  21. Mmm these look fantastic! I made something really similar in the broiler the other week and they were so simple and delicious!

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  22. I'm really missing chicken these days, and your dish isn't helping! Love the flavors here Val and the bbq makes it all the better. Hope you're feeling well!

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  23. good to see you're grilling agin in canada - the soup season needs to melt away along with the snow!

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  24. Sounds terrific Val - hope you are soon feeling better. I'm suffering with a bad cold too - lots of soup all round!

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  25. It's still a bit too cold for barbecues here but it won't be long before I can make delicious food like this again!

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  26. terrific twist on chicken, val! rosemary is such a delightful herb, and mustard is quickly rising in the ranks in my condiment list. those fries look extra crispy and delicious too. :)

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  27. I adore mustard as a marinade...more than just a condiment. Rosemary is a natural here. Happy BBQing!

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  28. Simply beautiful! Rosemary and BBQ are a match made in heavan!

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