Budget Cooking...Comfort & Gourmet!


Monday, October 5, 2009

Roasted Chicken with Garlic and Mushrooms

Image Credit: realsimple.com

Roasted Chicken with Garlic & Mushrooms,
Rice, Gravy,
Field Green Salad

I tweaked this recipe using ingredients I had on hand.
Original calls for it to be prepared with dried thyme, kosher salt & served with greenbeans. I omitted the greenbeans & will replace that with a garden salad.

Serves 5
Hands-On Time: 20m
Total Time: 1hr 00m

Button Mushrooms

Close Up Mushroom Brush

Olive Oil & Seasonings

Close Up Measured Seasonings

Orange, Garlic, Fresh Thyme

5-pounds chicken (thighs)
2 teaspoons FRESH thyme
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons sea salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped, plus 12 whole cloves peeled,
1 small navel orange, halved
1 10-ounce package button mushrooms, quartered

1.Heat oven to 400° F.
2.Rinse the chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Place in a roasting pan.
3.In a small bowl, combine the thyme, red pepper, 3/4 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of the black pepper.
4.Brush the chicken with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the oil and sprinkle with the chopped garlic and spice mixture. Arrange the whole garlic cloves and orange halves around the chicken. Roast until the chicken is cooked through, 35 to 40 minutes.
5.Divide the chicken and garlic among individual plates and squeeze the roasted arrange halves over the top. Serve with the mushrooms.

Thanks to REAL SIMPLE for the inspiration for the recipe


BudgetBride said...

I love this!!!!! Yummmmm!

BudgetBride said...

It's so nice to hear your voice! I like that baking stone.

1xellus1 said...

Thanks BudgetBride. :O) it was delicious. I actually had 10 thighs. it was enough for 2 nights of dinner!

SoulSunshine said...

I'm going to try this TONIGHT!!! It sounds and looks delicious!

1xellus1 said...

@ SoulSunshine, My family really enjoyed it. Please let me know how it turns out. Thanks so much for commenting!