Thursday, August 5, 2010

Another favourite dinner

Here is the recipe to another family favourite of ours.  The only variation is that instead of the maryland I'd rather have the butcher cut up a whole chicken into six pieces and use that instead.   The reason being that Middle Man and I love the leg, Big Man and his father like the breast and the Big Man also likes the wing... I'm sure you know the drill.  Anyway, it works just as well and makes everybody happy.  The recipe comes from one of my old Notebook: magazines, May 2009 I think.

Thyme Roasted Chicken and Cauliflower

Preparation Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

40 minutes

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 4 (about 800g) chicken marylands
  • 8 kipfler potatoes, washed, halved lengthways
  • 1/2 (about 600g) cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 red onions, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) chicken stock
  • 1 tbs grated horseradish
  • 1 tbs Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 bunch thyme
  • Steamed green beans, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Heat oil in a roasting pan over medium heat. Add chicken; cook for 2-3 minutes each side or until golden brown. Transfer to a bowl.

  2. Add the potatoes to the pan and cook, turning occasionally, for 1-2 minutes or until golden. Transfer to bowl. Add the cauliflower and onion and cook, turning occasionally, for 1 minute or until golden. Return chicken and potatoes to the pan.

  3. Combine wine, stock, horseradish and mustard in a jug and pour over chicken. Sprinkle with thyme sprigs and season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat. Roast in oven for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove from oven. Serve with steamed green beans, if desired.


  1. That looks delicious Mira. We are the same in this house, I like the leg and Hubby the breast...Ollie well he doesn't like anything much...the trials of a 3 year old!!

  2. Yum, looks delicious!

    Mira, I have been trying to add your blog to my blog list and it doesn't seem to be working, any ideas what I am doing wrong??


  3. Oooh thanks! I'm always on the look out for new delicious {and fairly easy} recipes! This one sounds & looks wonderful! xo

  4. allo another chook recipe- anything that the WHOLE family will eat is a winner with me!!

    thanku for my lovely award- i posted you a special thanks on the comments of that post just now...x

    am going to give it some serious thought!

    melissa xx