Friday, December 24, 2010

Home Cooked - Rustic Grilled Chicken

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Know what? I am so so so happy today! Not that my water heater is fixed nor my bonus is in the bank. But I can now connect to the internet. Can you imagine, living in here for 3 days, I can’t really settle down with books, or any other activities. Well, what else, apart from cleaning, unpack the boxes.

Another thing that am really looking forward is tomorrow dinner with my family, and this time I am going to cook for 8 people which included hubby and myself. Last year, we were away to Kuala Lumpur for a short break, and my sister was the one that cooking the Christmas sumptuous dinner for everyone at home, and this year, I would be the one doing this job.

First, I feel thrill, and second thought I am equally tense about the food that am going to prepare. Being a perfectionist, many times, you will just want to do your best to accomplish your task. In fact, for the past few days, I was busy searching recipes in the web, and surfing thru some famous bloggers’ website to learn their way of cooking.

And tonight, I managed to impress hubby by making this. It’s actually Dutch Girl Cooking Rustic Roasted Chicken, well, I did make a minor change to Rustic Grilled Chicken instead.

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Ingredients
2 chicken thigh
1 large capsicum
1 large onion
2 medium size Australia Chat Potato (which I got it from Cold Storage)
5 clove garlic
5 slices of bacons
1 chicken cube
½ cup water
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
Lots of black pepper
Salt to taste
3 tablespoon vegetable oil

I didn’t manage to find my wine opener, thus I omitted the white wine for this dish, which is required ½ cup. And also didn’t manage to get a large carrot for this as well. Anyway, it does impress hubby I guess I can’t ask for more of such compliments from him.

PLK

First, combine the oil, sweet paprika, dried thyme and black pepper into a small bowl, and a teaspoon of salt.

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Brush on the chicken thigh and let it marinated for about 30 minutes.

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While marinating, cut onions into cube size, though in Kay’s blog, she was using shallots instead, since I can’t remember to get this, so I replace that with onions.

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Follow by potato, cut into cube size.

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And, capsicum as well.

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Place the 5 clove of garlic randomly in the tray as well.
Once done, place these ingredients on the baking tray and I put the potato underneath the thigh
so that it could not cook into the juices.

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Since I don’t have a wok nor a frying pan, I used my pot and heat up, added in those bacon that had cut into stripes, and cook till it’s golden brown.

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Then pour in the ½ cup water and also the 1 cube chicken stock.

Bring it to boil and let it simmer for couple of minutes. Then pour into the baking tray which had placed the marinated chicken thigh.

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Grilled the chicken thigh for about 50minutes, at 200ºC.

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Once done, I served it with grilled mushroom too, that’s what we had for Christmas Eve.

Would like to take this opportunity wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!!

5 comments:

Little Inbox said...

Merry Christmas! I'm happy to know that you're finally settle down. :)
Your grilled chicken looks so tempting!

New Kid on the Blog said...

Hi Little Inbox, well not quite. But this dish was my trial run before my family come over. :)
Thanks for the compliment.

Angeline Yoshiko said...

This looks so yummy. I will try to cook this when my children come back to Penang for holiday. Thanks for the recipe.

ck lam said...

Happy to see you settling down and even dishing out this delicious dish for the family. A good start and looking forward to seeing more from you :)

babe_kl said...

Congrats on your new home ;-)

Wishing you and your family a splendid year ahead with good tidings coming your way. Happy New Year!