Sunday, October 17, 2010

Roasted Chicken Whole Leg With Rosemary, Lemon And Garlic Marinade

Pumpkins are very versatile in their uses for cooking . I make muffins, bread and cakes out of them ....the orange pigments in them  are rich in beta carotene  which generates vitamin A . They have a natural sweetness which kids love . I remembered my mom used to cook them with dried shrimps and curry powder. Those were the days and I miss my mom's cooking  :(

I sometimes roast them as a side dish  for my roasts . We had roasted pumpkin slices as a side dish for the  roasted chicken whole leg with rosemary, lemon and garlic marinade that we had yesterday . I read somewhere that pumpkin extract may be a good product for pre-diabetic people as well as those who already have diabetes :)  Ok, not too much on this side dish for the main highlight is the roasted chicken whole leg with rosemary, lemon and garlic marinade . A three ingredients  marinade that burst sensations to the palate  !
Who would have thought that rosemary ,lemon juice and garlic can form a perfect marriage and become one  wonderful marinade for my roasts.   The roasted chicken leg tasted garlicky with a slight  tangy flavor and the aroma of rosemary infused into the meat was good , a burst of flavors that set my tongue dancing !  What more, with the pumpkin slices roasted to perfection with a dash of paprika and mixed herbs - mouth-watering side dish...mmmm  lovely meal  :)

a delectable piece of chicken whole leg 
roasted to perfection that sent bursting
sensations to the palate :) 

we like our roasts with a tinge of burnt :)

a wonderful complete meal.....
for a lazy  busy Momsie like me :p

love this roasted pumpkin slices -
full of flavors..paprika , mixed herbs and 
the natural sweetness from the pumpkin is
enough to send my salivary glands into action :p

Roasted Chicken Whole Leg With Rosemary, Lemon & Garlic Marinade

Ingredients :

2 whole chicken legs with skin on - 
clean and pat dry with paper towel and rub with
1 tsp of sea salt
1 tsp of thick soy sauce
olive oil - enough for drizzling on the chicken legs

marinade sauce :

3 sprigs of rosemary herbs 
1 lemon -  juiced
6 pips of garlic- chopped 
mix the marinade ingredients in  a bowl and let them get to know each other well

Side dish :

1/2  organic pumpkin - peel off skin and remove seeds - cut into slices/cubes
a dash of paprika,
a dash of mixed herbs
1 tbsp of olive oil


Preheat oven to 200°C .  Marinate chicken legs with the marinade sauce . Place the marinated chicken whole legs on baking sheet lined with aluminium foil. Drizzle enough olive on top of the whole legs and roast it for 40 minutes. Take out the baking tray after the first 20 minutes and place the pumpkin slices next to the chicken legs , sprinkle paprika and mixed herbs on the slices and drizzles olive oil on them.  Put back into the oven and bake another 20 minutes or until the chicken legs are golden brown and cooked.  Serve hot .

Enjoy !   

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  1. Mmm that looks absolutely delicious! I could seriously eat that for breakfast right now. YUM!

  2. This just sings of crisp days and orange leaves.

  3. Very tasty looking roasted chicken leg, Elin! Are you using fresh rosemary? Hope you're enjoying your evening.

  4. I am jealous of you having abundant of supplies of fresh herbs. The roasted chicken looks divine!

  5. Why do chicken and rosemary go so well together? Who know but they are just perfect. Lovely recipe looks delicious.

  6. I must try to roast pumpkin too. Looks so yummy!

  7. This looks really very good... Drool! I love pumpkin....

  8. What a beautiful meal! Love it. Love the pumpkin there. Looks very delicious! Pumpkins are in season now. I should be cooking more. Thanks very much for sharing.

  9. Lindsey...thanks for dropping by :) lucky it is virtual eating for you...too heavy for a breakfast no matter how enticing this dish is lol!

    Belinda...pumpkin always reminds us of autumn :)

    Kristy...yes , I used fresh rosemary. I have a pot of rosemary..growing well. Have to prune it often, tht is why my cooking mostly uses rosemary :p

    Angie....hehehe I have pot growing quite well so I use it mostly in my cooking..esp baked potato and roasts :)

    Spicie Foodie....who cares as long as they are perfect...good things doesn't need to have a reason lol!

    Little Inbox....roasted pumpkins taste good with some spices :) you must try !

    Arthur...pumpkin is suppose to be good for health :) I love it too :)

    Mary...thanks for your lovely words...we must eat more orange pigments veggie and fruits...lots of nutrients in them :)

  10. elin, i think you can apply to write for food reviews..all wonderful write ups on your dishes. The star that is the roasted chicken and the co-star, the pumpkin slices must be dazzling on your dining table, mr daddy's tongue must be dancing too!!

  11. How true about pumpkins :) ...and this is the season for them.

  12. Elin! this looks absolutely delicious. I Can tell the chicken is so juicy. Your little piggies are lucky :)

  13. Lena...haha I rather his tongue dances then play sword with me * his tongue needs taming at times - too sharp like a two edged sword LOL! * yup he loves roasts with any marinade , so save time cooking chinese dishes whereby I have lots to wash up after that. Cooking in oven is cleaner and save time and energy :p

    tigerfish...yup an autumn gourd...good for health and delicious :)

    roxan...:) I am not sure whether they are lucky a not...I am such a lazy momsie ...finding the easy way out in cooking most of the time :p

  14. When I saw the packet of chicken legs in your basket, I know you're going to make this, roast chicken, that is! Mmmm... yummy!

  15. bloggers from now onwards have to go shopping in disguise :p just kidding.

    Yup, Daddy loves chicken legs ! :)

  16. this chicken looks mouth-watering, yum yum.

  17. I've just realised I own a huge rosemary plant! :) So this recipe will be perfect, love lemon and rosemary together especially on chicken.

  18. Lauren..thanks for dropping by :) and yess rosemary and lemon are perfect match for chicken. I can't do without rosemary and lemon. Rosemary is good for bakes too eg focacia besides using them in roast :)


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