Sunday, November 8, 2009

Grilled Garlic And Rosemary Marylands

Not knowing what to with the 2 drumsticks that I bought from the wet market, I decided to search my library of cookbooks and look for a chicken recipe. Frankly speaking I have so many cookbooks that I can’t even remember what I have on that shelf in the pantry room. And I found this Family Circle Step-by- Step Chicken Recipes book among all other cookbooks. I flipped the pages and found this delightful recipe that uses my favourites herbs, fresh rosemary and thyme and garlic and Dijon mustard !

So to give Daddy a good treat, I put to roast those 2 drumsticks using this recipe. Instead of grilled, I roasted them in the oven and it was one delicious finger licking piece of drumstick. Ahem, ask Daddy if you don’t believe me :p He sure is lucky having me around in the kitchen. The kitchen is my paradise. I can live and sleep there if Daddy’s permits!!! LOL!

bought this book in the year 1996 but seldom refer to it ! :p

cut each drumstick into 2 parts, wipe dry with paper towel
mix all the garlic-herbs ingredients together

cut slits on the drumstick and marinate the pieces
with the herb mixture and marinate for 3 hours
cover with cling wrap in the fridge

Baked in the oven for 35-40 minutes at 200° C

Cook this dish just before serving...finger licking good !

Grilled Garlic And Rosemary Marylands ( adapted from Family Circle )


4 chicken Maryland pieces
1 orange
½ cup orange juice
2/3 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Salt to taste

Trim chicken of excess fat and sinew. Line an oven tray with foil. Brush foil with melted butter or oil.

Using a shrap knife, make 3 or 4 deep cuts into the thickest section of the marylands.

Using a vegetable peeler, peel long strips from half the orange.

Combine orange rind and juice, oil, garlic, rosemary, thyme, mustard and salt in a small bowl. Place marylands in a large shallow dish and pour garlic-herb mixture over. Cover with cling wrap, refrigerate 3 hours or overnight, turning occasionally. Drain chicken and reserve marinade.

Place marylands onto the prepared oven tray. Grill under medium heat 10 minutes each side or until tender and cooked through, brushing with reserved marinade several times during cooking. Garnish with slices of orange and sprigs of rosemary.

Quote for the day

“ The secret of good cooking is first, having a love of it…
If you’re convinced cooking is drudgery, you’re never going to be good at it,
And you might as well warm up something frozen "
~ James Beard ~



  1. I have this cookbook at home too. Always tell myself not to buy anymore cookbooks but bad eyes and hand itching lor...hahaa... Anyway the chicken drumstick you made looks yummy :)

  2. another recipe for Andy for sure.. he is like your husband.. chicken everyday also is no problem.. oh, i need to ask u.. what is thyme? oh, i guess i better take u along to the supermarket to get the ingredients for me :)

  3. Very yummy ... must be better than KFC

  4. A glass of cold stout would be perfect for this delicious rosemary chicken.

  5. This looks delicious! Those caramelized parts on the chicken are just begging to be eaten.

  6. I live in Maryland but I've never heard of this! Weird, huh?

  7. This is a perfect PERFECT chicken dish. I love it! My Four yr. old loves Chicken legs.

  8. Thanks for the recipe. I really hope I can follow it thru..tough part is, sometimes I dont know the ingredients well enough....

    Thanks for sharing..

  9. @ Anncoo: Just like me...I can't resisit buying them each time I visit the bookstore :)

    @ reanaclaire : Haha...I think I better take you to Jusco and show you the different types of fresh herbs :p

    @ No-Frills Recipes : this is much much healthier than KFC for sure :p

    @ Angie's Recipes : Perfect with a glass of red wine too! :)

    @ alison : Thanks Alison :)

    @ Cookin' Canuck : Haha yup CC, it tasted good and it's finger licking good ! :p

    @ Tasty Trix : Haha, only the author knows why it's called marylands..:))

    @ Miranda : Hi Miranda, do try this out for your 4 yrs old..she will love this then :))

    @ Little Lamb : All the fresh herbs are from Jusco :) Do try this's delicious! :)

  10. oooh! the combo of orange and dijon mustard is awesome! NICE! :)

  11. useful is a plant garlic in turkey, we use almost all the dishes and he's my taste wonderful natural antibiotic.


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