I read about this interesting sounding recipe over at Chef in Disguise and immediately went to check if I had all of the spices on hand – all but paprika so off to the shops it was plus a printed copy of the recipe to Mom for her opinion. We both agreed, a must make it is. We decided to skip the spuds and serve it with rice, sweet carrots and Brussel sprouts instead. Next time around I would halve the oil asked for though – maybe the spuds would have absorbed some of the oil had we cooked them with the chicken as asked for in the original recipe. This is a lovely tasty meal and the garlic flavour is surprisingly very mild.
Red Garlic Chicken
6 cloves garlic crushed
1/2 tsp dried ginger
1/2stp all spice
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp basil
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp oregano
2 tsp salt
2-3 tbs tomato paste – we used 3
10ml sugar – our own addition
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup vegetable oil – we recommend omitting this
1 whole chicken cut into 4 pieces – we used 8 chicken thighs
3-4 potatoes peeled and cubed – we omitted these
- Whisk all of the herbs and spices together in a bowl while drizzling in the oil.
- Place the marinade in a ziplock back with the chicken and massage the marinade into the chicken. Add the potatoes now if you are using them. Set aside to marinate for a couple of hours.
- Preheat the oven to 200°C.
- Place the chicken (and potatoes) in a roasting dish and cover with tin foil.
- Bake for approximately 45 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. To add a little bit more colour, place the chicken under the grill for a couple of minutes.
It certainly looks yum!
Mom and I were both expecting a lot more flavour but it was still enjoyable. Have a super day. 🙂
I saw that recipe too and thought how good it looked – hope you enjoyed it as it looks great with all the veggies and rice!
We were very happy with the veggies and rice on the side. Have a super day. 🙂
it is always tricky when you leave potatoes out as they act like a sponge! Have a great day Mandy 🙂
Think I would still halve the oil if I put the spuds in. Bet they would have absorbed lots of flavour though. Have a super day. 🙂
Wow this looks like it packs a flavourful punch, similar to the chicken adobo of the Philippines. I love this.
The flavour was a lot milder and than we had expected Raymund, but still very enjoyable. Have a super day. 🙂
Drool… Sawsan has a lot of great recipes on her blog and I remember this one. You made fabulous dinner Mandy! Looks so good!
Thank you so much Nami – you are always so kind. Have a super day. 🙂
I like to use chicken thighs in baking too. This looks fingerlicking!
I always buy thighs for this type of meal. Have a super day Angie. 🙂
I LOVE a simple recipe that i can make earlier in the day, then set in the oven to cook slowly while I am out on the farm doing the evening chores. I think that this chicken is going to be a favourite around here.. c
My philosophy is always – quick and easy C, so when trying out new recipes, I look for the same principle. Have a super day. 🙂
This reminds me of a recipe I saw using black garlic- something I had never heard of before. I love garlic with chicken.I think it brings out the best in the bird and creates such a moist texture for the skin. This looks amazing- cant’t wait to try it. Do you think we could do it on the grill too?
I am sure you could do it on the grill, just baste all the way through the cooking process I would think. The grill would add a lot more flavour too which would be fantastic. Have a super day. 🙂
–This is GORGEOUS chicken. I love the spices. Is it the tomato paste that makes it look browned & utterly eatable? So pretty.
Thanks Mandy! :)))) xx
Hi Kim. The tomato paste definitely adds the lovely colour. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
Mmmm, garlic. That looks just wonderful.
Where would the culinary world be without garlic! Have a super day. 🙂
Oh! I remember this one too! I think I put it in my chicken file as a must cook. I’ll keep that in mind with the oil, because we’ll likely skip the potatoes too. 🙂
The rice was great to soak up all the sauce. Have a super day. 🙂
This looks yummeh. Really interesting recipe. Thanks for sharing.
It always nice trying something new and chicken is so versatile! Good ‘ol chicken. Have a super day. 🙂
This sounds delicious, Mandy, and, coincidentally, I just purchased some chicken yesterday. I cannot wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.
Hi ChgoJohn – I would love to hear how you enjoy this recipe when you make it. Have a super day. 🙂
This sounds delicious. I love meals that I can throw all together in the oven. Comfort food for sure!! and the mix of spices is heavenly!!
I love spices and herbs with chicken and the variations are endless. Have a super day. 🙂
That looks so good right now. Very juicy and nicely seasoned. Good one!
The chicken was nice and juicy. Have a super day. 🙂
I am glad there is a “next time around”..:)
I agree with you, if you are not adding the potatoes then 1/4 cup or less oil is more than enough
Thank you for trying one of my recipes..I am honored
Thanks for posting the recipe for me to try. Have a super day. 🙂
Wow, this does look and sound fantastic. I just might have to try it out too! Looks very well worth it. 🙂
This would be a great meal for when you are visiting with your family. Have a super day. 🙂
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Thanks for the link back. 🙂
That does look and sound good – nice and easy recipe too, definitely a winner, Mandy 🙂
Thanks Linda. I am all about easy recipes. Have a super evening. 🙂
What a lovely plate of food. I would eat that any night for dinner!
Thanks Geni – it is one of those comforting kind of meal. have a super weekend. 🙂
If you say Garlic anything.. I’m liable to try it lol. But this red garlic chicken looks incredible. I am so thinking about doing this to my chicken in the freez
Great idea Kay. Enjoy and have a happy weekend. 🙂
Mmmm.. This looks like a great meal Mandy! 🙂
Thanks, I was excepting a stronger garlic flavour though. Have a great weekend. 🙂
Mandy, the garlic chicken looks fabulous. I love anything with garlic! 🙂
Hi Sook. I am also crazy about garlic and add it to loads of my cooking. Have a super week. 🙂
Looks delicious. And I love Brussel Sprouts. Next time you’re at the market, you may also want to pick up some “Smoked Paprika”.
Can you believe that I have yet to cook with smoked paprika – I was in Mauritius too long – there were no such “luxuries” there. Have a super afternoon Paul. 🙂