Monday 17 July 2006

Baked Rosemary Chicken With Jam Apple

Saw this interesting modify French Cuisine from one of the Taiwan cookbook that I loan from the library. So I decided to use it for the Wedding Anniversary Dinner.... Although it might not be up to standard like those French Restaurant but it do taste good as a home-cooked dish and most important this is a one dish meal which is easy to prepare.

The original recipe only had baked apple and chicken but for ours, I added in baked baby potato, button mushroom and avocado salad. The taste of the chicken is very unique, tender and juice. While the baked apple with jam is a bit sweet towards dessert type where the melted assorted jam soaked into the apple... So yummy.....

Ingredients: (serves 2)
2 - 4 Apples(1 used 2 small green & 2 Gala red apples)
2 Chicken Maryland(drumstick with another portion of meat)
4 - 6 Tablespoons Assorted Jam(I use strawberry & blueberry jam)
30g Butter, soften or melted
8-10 Baby Potatoes, wash and peel of skin
6-8 Button Mushrooms, wash and peel of skin
1 Avocado, peel and cut into cubes
2 Tablespoons Yogurt
4-6 Cherry Tomatoes

1. Wash, peel and lightly coated the baby potatoes with 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil and 1/2 Teaspoon dried Mixed Herbs and toss well. Set aside.
2. Wash, peel and core the apples then stuffed about 2 Tablespoons of jam into each apple and place on a baking dish.
3. Next brush the melted butter all around the apple and bake in a preheat 180 degree oven for 10 minutes together with the seasoned baby potatoes in another baking dish(for the baby use a larger baking dish and place the potatoes in one corner while leave some extra space for baking the chicken).
3. While baking the apples and potatoes, preheat a non-stick pan with some butter and olive oil, saute both side of the button mushrooms until fragrant.(around 30 sec on each side, you can brush extra melted butter on the mushroom when frying)
4. Remove the mushroom, add another 1/2 Tablespoons of olive oil, saute the chicken skin side down for 1 minutes, turn and saute the other side.(you can add in the garlic and rosemary from the seasoning to saute as well, as it will bring out more fragrant on the seasoning)
5. Next remove the chicken from the pan, arrange it on the same baking dish as the potatoes together with the button mushroom.
6. Brush drizzle the remaining marinade seasoning on the chicken then brush with some extra butter on the chicken, potatoes, mushroom and apples then continue to bake for another 15-20 minutes, until chicken is crispy on skin and potatoes are tender.

3 Cloves Garlic, cut into slices
1 Tablespoon Light Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon White Pepper
1 Teaspoon Five Spice Powder
1 Spig Of Rosemary

1. Wash and trim the chicken, pat dry and marinate it with the above seasoning for about 2 hours or overnight in the fridge for better taste.(retain the seasoning sauce for baking the chicken later)

To Assemble:
1. Mix the avocado cubes with the yogurt(you can use plain or flavour yogurt) then set a portion on the place.
2. Removed the baked items from the oven, arrange them on the plate accordingly then top with some cherry tomatoes and serve.

Notes: You can use whole potato instead of baby potato or you can serve it with vegetables salad instead of baked apples. Posted by Picasa


  1. ellena, i like this one. the photo looks so colorful and the chix so yummy! u said u made this for your anniversary dinner? as in, over oredi? coz i felt abit confused since u made this already and u said your dinner was TONIGHT lol.

    u stayed in OZ b4? thats really cool. u studied there or...?

  2. Sorry.. maybe i didn't phrase it correctly.. what i meant is for yesterday nite 17 July dinner...lolz....

    Yup.. after my marriage, i followed my hubby to aussi for his two years working assignment there.. so that's 1st two years of marriage was great loh... all alone in another country with only two of us... :)

  3. Mmmm....looks delish! I love Chicken with Rosemary. Your food presentation is very good. "Happy Wedding Anniversary!!!"


  4. Hi Ma-li,

    Thanks for dropping by my blog.... hope to see u more often... regards

  5. hi, that's lovely dinner and happy belated anniversary...

  6. Thanks Pamy... you should try making this for yr hubby...

  7. hi Ellena, from ur recipe i can see u are only using 2 drumsticks... i will like to make some changes in the sense of using the whole chicken instead... will there be any difference in reference to the cooking time and cooking style... pls kindly advice... sorry i'm a totally loser when it comes to cooking.. i wanna give my gf a surprise as she always says i am such an mono person...


  8. Hi Louis,

    Sorri for the late reply. If u are planning to bake a whole chicken then mb u can multiply the ingredients by 3 or 3.5 times depend on the size of the chicken that u bought. Roughly around 1.2kg.

    The est. baking time is around 1hr to 1.5 hrs u can test the chicken with a fork and point it thru the tight area to check the chicken whether it's cook or not.


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