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Rosemary Chicken and Potatoes

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We interviewed the guys behind Bachelor’s Banquet and now we’re putting their book to the test! Nick and Max kindly shared with us a recipe for Rosemary Chicken and Potatoes, so we’re basically putting our pride on the line with our average cooking skills here.

Rosemary Chicken and PotatoesWe got our groove on with the recipe and now we’re sharing it with you, because it rates a grade A with its simplicity, price and flavour. Plus preparation and cooking time, took no time at all, as well!

Put on your aprons, or not, if you think you’re too manly for one; but guys, this recipe leaves you no excuse to why you can’t cook a dinner that will leave the ladies suitably impressed.

Rosemary Chicken and Potatoes

One quick shopping trip to a supermarket will get you what you need, plus the ingredients aren’t particularly pricey either. In fact, our total expenses cost less than $15, which leaves you lots of room to get a good bottle of wine. It might even have been cheaper if we chose to venture to a wet market, but don’t worry, starting at a supermarket, where everything is labelled, is just as good.

For the Rosemary Chicken you will need:

Marinated Chicken

2 Chicken Legs
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
2 tablespoons Rosemary, chopped
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
Salt & Pepper
Olive Oil

Now once you’ve prepared your ingredients, which will take you maybe 5 minutes tops, here’s what you do:

Rub chicken legs with garlic, rosemary, lemon juice, salt and pepper, then drizzle with olive oil. Please on a baking tray and into an oven at 180°C for 25 minutes or until done and the juices run clear.

(It’s best to pre-heat your oven prior and if you’re cooking more than 2 chicken legs, roasting time will have to be adjusted.)

Roasted Potatoes

Potatoes5 Russet Potatoes, medium diced
2 tablespoons Butter
2 cloves Garlic, whole
2 tablespoons Rosemary, chopped
Salt & Pepper

Boil potatoes in salted boiling water for 10 minutes or until almost fork tender.

Place the potatoes in a single later into a ceramic casserole dish. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat, add garlic and rosemary and sauté for 5 minutes, then pour it over the potatoes.

Season with salt and pepper, roast uncovered for 30 minutes 180°C or until the potatoes are crispy.


Rosemary Chicken and PotatoesIt was pretty much smooth going from start to finish really. Instead of dicing the potatoes, we quartered them. Also since we’re feeding three people, we prepared 3 pairs of chicken legs, so that took a little longer to roast.

To expedite the process, we decided to prepare the potatoes first and we stuck both of them in the oven at the same time, leaving us to clear things up really quickly and if so desired, start with dessert. Pretty much full proof.

Best of all they even give assembly instructions, so you end up looking like Jamie Oliver in the kitchen with your fantastic plating skills.

To assemble, remove roasted potatoes and chicken legs, placing them on a large cutting board, pick fresh sprigs of rosemary and place them between the potato cubes.

Drizzle with olive oil and garnish with fleur de sel as desired. Obviously we didn’t listen.

In any case, have fun trying this recipe out and we hope your date is as impressed as we are.

Didn’t catch the article on Bachelor’s Banquet? Click here.

*Main image courtesy of Bachelor’s Banquet


  1. Looking good there girls!!

    perfectly cooked crispy charred skin..

    well done!

  2. Whoo! Thanks Max! We enjoyed the process!

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