Saturday, April 23, 2016

In the kitchen with my first recipe

It has been in my list to get an electric oven and recently I managed to redeem one from a store using coupons. Happy indeed, as I have been wanting one. An oven for roasting and baking!!

Since I do not have much space in the kitchen, I need to re-organise the countertop and rack to accommodate my electric oven. 


The last time I organised my kitchen was when I were back from Sibu, which was more than a year ago. Glad I did it again this time as I threw away some stuff and I think my kitchen looks more organised now. *wink*
 
My Jay was excited seeing the new oven and he told me that it could bake pizza and muffin.  He asked me when I would start baking pizza for him! Oh boy, it takes time to learn and since I am not a baking expert, I would need some time to get use to the oven.  Some day, my boy. *wink*

And to celebrate my new oven, I made a simple roasting with it. My first recipe with the oven was this roasted buttery chicken thigh with oregano and parsley.
 
My dinner

Of course I got my herbs fresh from my mini herbs garden. I am starting to love them. They are sturdy plants and not much care needed.

Oregano

Italian parsley

And here is my recipe for the roasted chicken thigh.

Roasted buttery chicken thigh with oregano and parsley

Ingredients:
1 chicken thigh
1 tbsp. melted butter
1 tbsp. oregano, chopped
1 tbsp. Italian parsley, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp white pepper
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp olive oil

Methods:
1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Rub the mixture all over the chicken thigh.
2. Pre-heat the oven to 210C. Place the thigh on a lightly greased wire rack with a pan underneath it.
3. Roast for 50 minutes or till meat is cooked at 210C. Let it stand for 10 minutes before serving.

I served my roasted chicken thigh with mashed potatoes and French beans.  That was my dinner that day!! A well-deserved dinner, I said. *wink*

 

11 comments:

suituapui said...

I got one too, from my credit card points...Morgan, but smaller. Yet to try using yet.

Linda said...

Rose, that is a really nice oven, and your chicken looks scrumptious! :)

Agnes cfl said...

my oven has been moved into the store room after the hike of electricity rates..I have never roasted any meat in my oven so far..Your roasted chicken looks tasty with the herbs..you can try using bread slices and top with pizza ingredients to make pizzas.

mun said...

Looks good.

Nancy Chan said...

Delicious roasted chicken. I use the Oregano leaves to boil herbal drink as a remedy for cough.

Merryn said...

I am so jealous now. I have a built in oven that is not working anymore. The hubby doesn't want to get it repaired and also did not buy me a new one. So I am oven-less for ages now. Your roasted chicken looks so good, I am literally crying here :(

Sharon D said...

Neat ...my kind of 'toys', Rose ..haha!

Princess Ribbon said...

Roast chicken was my first recipe too, after getting an oven.. It's really easy, and can marinate with whatever we have.. Can't go wrong with roast chicken even with only salt & pepper..

Yee Ling said...

Wow...you planted lot of herbs. Mine didn't grow well. I don't plant anymore since it get infected easily and I have less time to take care of it. More of keeping those plants that require less maintenance.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

The roast chicken looks good...

Emily Tang said...

looks yummy :)