Friday, 13 September 2013

Roast Chicken with Garlic Salt and Herbs

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When one of my best Aussie friends came over for a visit recently, I asked her to get me a few bottles of my favourite seasonings - lemon pepper and garlic salt.

Both seasonings are super versatile, and one of the food I immediately used to cook it with is roast chicken.

I used 4 Maryland chicken (whole chicken legs), and seasoned it generously with garlic salt, fresh rosemary and thyme, smashed garlic cloves and a good dash of lemon pepper.  Grilled it with the AMC hotplate for 20minutes, and the result is lip-smackingly good roast chicken. 

Masterfoods Garlic Salt, Hoyts Lemon Pepper,
fresh rosemary, thyme and garlic. The perfect combination
for a great tasting roast chicken.

Roast Chicken with Garlic Salt and Herbs

  • 4 whole chicken legs, skin on
  • 2 tbspn garlic salt
  • 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary, roughly chopped
  • 5 sprigs of fresh thyme, roughly chopped
  • 3 fat cloves of garlic, smashed
  • 1 tbspn of lemon pepper
  • Olive oil
Side vegetables for roasting
  • 1 sweet potato, sliced
  • 1 russet potato, sliced
  • 1/4 japanese pumpkin, remove the skin and seeds, and cut into chunks

1.  Marinade the chicken with all the seasonings for at least 3 hours or overnight.

2.  Place the sliced potatoes and pumpkin at the bottom of a AMC 24cm pot, then layer the chicken legs, skin side down, on top.  Drizzle some olive oil evenly over the chicken.  Upturn the AMC hotplate and cover the pot.  Turn to heat #3 and slow grill for 20-30minutes.

3.  Remove the hotplate, and turn the chicken skin side up.  Place the hotplate on the pot, turn up the heat to #4 and grill for another 10minutes until the skin blister and turn golden.

4.  Remove the hotplace and let the chicken rest for about 10minutes before serving together with the potatoes and pumpkin.

I also made Jamie Oliver's mushroom soup to go with the chicken.
Recipe is HERE


  1. Good afternoon,
    Delicious roasted chicken anytime! Will try to get the lemon pepper too
    Thanks for sharing

  2. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comSeptember 14, 2013 9:37 am

    Esther, this roast chicken is really easy and yummy too. Will try this one day and thanks for sharing :)

  3. I'll have to get me some lemon pepper one day and make this roast chicken. Sounds good. Mushroom soup looks yummy too!

  4. Esther, the roast chicken legs are making me so hungry! It is great with a salad. Yum!

  5. So mouth watering! Love the marinade with herbs and spices.

  6. Hi Esther, I tried something similar today but without the benefit of garlic salt and lemon pepper (can we get it here?) and it was so aromatic and so yummy. Love the meal that you have prepared!

    1. Yes you can get the seasonings fr jaya grocer but its so horribly expensive i just cant bring myself to pay those prices. In australia its like $2-3 dollars.

  7. Esther , I've used lemon pepper before but that was 2-3 years ago ?! Gonna check it out again next time :P Your AMC cookware is such a workhorse !


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