Thursday, December 27, 2007

ROASTED CHICKEN MARYLAND

Finally, my dream of owning a good electric oven came true. I always love roast and grill dishes and so before I even moved into my new house, I was very excited and eager to whip up something with my brand new oven. Since my kitchen is not fully equipped yet, I did something really simple; Roasted Chicken Maryland. My concoction of marinade sauce is rather fusion with a mixture of oyster sauce, Thai fish sauce, black pepper, sugar to taste and lastly, about a teaspoon of McCormick mixed herbs. Stir well and rub it all over the chicken maryland and let it marinade for at least 2 hours or overnight if possible.


To accompany the chicken, I also threw in some potatoes (cut into 4 pieces each), whole tomatoes, carrots and organic pumpkin. For extra flavouring, I added in one whole garlic too. Assemble everything nicely in the baking tray and it's ready to be shoved into the oven.


I realised that the chicken turned a bit dry after 10 minutes so I quickly cover it with aluminium foil. Roast for about 30 - 40 minutes at about 210 degree celcius. About 5 minutes before it's ready, take away the aluminium foil to brown the chicken.


The Chicken Maryland turned out great. It was juicy and flavourful and the roasted veggies were excellent especially the soft sweet pumpkin. There was quite a bit of gravy, I wonder if it was from the chicken or the veggies which nevertheless tasted wonderfully sweet. My dad was drinking it spoonful after spoonful.


Hubby was impressed too and he decorated his plate for me to take a picture. I was happy that my first dish with my new oven turned out good. But of course, still plenty of room for improvement, so do expect to see more roast/grill dishes in my blog.


My second attempt with my new oven was even better than this, so stay tune!


36 comments:

ai wei said...

looks yummY~ can i hava a try one day?! hehehe

ekeng said...

Congratulation for ur dream came true..New Toy huh :)

I can smell the chicken from here~~~~

kat said...

Hi Pea! Wish you a great New Year filled with loads of good food and good times with family and friends!

Want to ask you, the vege will get soft enough by cooking together with the chicken? No need to precook them first?

MamaBoK said...

Wow..!! wonderful..!!

Jackson said...

i know u sure goin to do this!!! aikss...hungry!!

Precious Pea said...

aiwei: Can can, err, can swap with your mum's homemade tongyuen? Hehe!

ekeng: Yalor..new toy! I think this will keep me very busy for the time being.

kat: Happy New Year to you and your family too!! How's life over there? To answer your question, the only thing I preboiled was the pumpkin. Big mistake as it turned out mushy. That is why i never mention about preboiling in my post. But do slice or cut your veggies into smaller chunks if you are worried they are not soft enuff. The only thing you might want to consider pre-boiling is the potatoes, which I did not, but still turned out soft cos it absorbed the chicken gravy.

mamabok: Thanks! :)

Precious Pea said...

Jackson, yes I will make again, and I know who to invite as my guinea pig! ;)

Imbi & Itchy said...

ohhhh new pinch!!! the chicken looksss fabulousss, yes, closing the roast with aluminium is good idea :-) more grill to come, yes!

oh btw, white wine vinegar is just a type of angmoh vinegar made using white grapes. you can always substitute them with others, as long as their's a vinegar kick in the dish ;-p

Nic (KHKL) said...

a new toy in the kitchen, eh? haha! i remember waiting to see the cheese melt when i got my first electric oven...silly me! hahaha!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wah..when i read maryland..i was thinkin of the deep fried version..hahaha..

but the roasted one seems pretty fine!

Big Boys Oven said...

Wow! the well roasted chicken!

MeiyeN said...

my oh my.... so delicious! i am drooling...... when ya gonna invite me to your place to savour da roasted chicken? ;)

Precious Pea said...

imbi & itchy: I see. I will try to make the ribs this weekend. It looks so delicious. But I guess I will do away the sherry and substitute with ermm..chinese wine?

nic (khkl): Hahaha..but that didn't take very long rite? Once I waited in front of the oven till my cake is baked. Hot hot hot..ended up fever after that and I only took a bit of the cake. Learnt my lesson after that. Hahaha!

NJoe: Trust me, Roast version much juicier and ahem..healtier.

bbo: Hehehe..thanks. I think once I finish off experimenting with meat, i will turn to bakery!!

meiyen: Patient, pls be patient. My house is very very very empty now. Hehehe!

Jason said...

That resembles a Christmas dinner meal! Looks really delish.

Kenny Mah said...

Now I wanna electric oven too! Lol. I lurve roasted veges... pumpkin = yummy... (Er, not your Pumpkin, of course. Hehe.)

yammylicious said...

gosh that's look so temptation to mii.. the delicious roasted chicken

UnkaLeong said...

you sit in front of oven and wait ke? Can catch reflection of the glass. Reminds me of when I first got my washing machine. I Used to sit for hours looking at the spin dry cycle. Hahaha... Bila nak masak untuk I makan?

Precious Pea said...

Jason: Christmas?? Hahaha...actually it was cooked during Hari Raya Haji holiday! HAHAHA!

kenny mah: My dad was so so nasty. He said the oven can fit Pea or Pumpkin in. Grrrr!!!

yammylicious: Thanks! :P~~~

unkaleong: Ahh??? You sit in front of the washing machine....not pening ar??? Hahaha..when i masak for you ar? Hmm...when i get my Minnie Mouse lor ;)

New Kid on the Blog said...

can bake cakes also????

tigerfish said...

I don't have an oven now, so cannot try :(

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Kenny said...

you sure know how to cook^^

~Christine~Leng said...

can i have a bite? ;P yummy!

Furkids in Hong Kong said...

Impressive! It turned out wonderful too. The only missing is that I can't taste it... :(

Happy early X'mas!

♥ ♡ Alvin ♡ ♥ said...

Wah looks delicious la~ can borrow your new and super oven to me? i also want to cook haha

kat said...

Life here is good. Yummy Indian and China-chinese food. No problems finding whatever we need - there are Chinese, Indian and Indonesian grocers around. I bought the tastiest foo yue ever at one of the Chinese grocer! Met up with a biggish community of Msians here too.

Interesting how one bulb of garlic can infuse the entire dish. No need to separate them into cloves hor.

Precious Pea said...

nkotb: Yep...i think i will make my first batch of cookies for Chinese New Year. Heehee!

tigerfish: Awww..even without an oven you always whip up wonderful dishes! :) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!!

Kenny: No la...still experimenting. :)

Christine: Hahaha...can can.

Furkids in HK: Thank you! Well, you can try it out over there...am sure you doggies will go crazy over the wonderful smell while roasting. My SnowPea went near the oven when he smelt something good.

Alvin: Errr...cannot wor. It's fixed to the cabinet, how to pinjam? :P~~~

kat: OOoo...foo yue from China? I always complain to Hubby that what we get here is actually no big deal. Even Melbourne grocery stores have more things to sell than here. But glad to hear you are settling in well. As for the garlic, yes, whole bulb with skins. But it wasn't too soft though so if you like, smash it abit. Whether in bulb or clove, up to you. Perfect to spread on bread! Yumz! Ooohh..wait for my next post on grilled chicken wings. I used garlic to marinade it..WONDERFUL!

Paprika said...

mmmmm so open stomach! Haha, looks good Pea! Anytime you need someone to lap up the gravy, give me a call. Sorry Uncle Pea I like chup too!

ling239 said...

wow... din know u can drop pumpkin into this dish ~ of cos i do not mean the furry darling of urs :p

kk said...

Hi Pea,
Impressive! Looks better than those in TGI Friday or Tony Romas. When I have an oven at home, I know who to ask for recipe:P
BTW, thought of suggesting this Chinese restaurant in Brickfield - Woo Lan. It is one of my favorites. Been there? Will give you direction if you haven't been there.

Imbi & Itchy said...

Hi Ivy, yeah yeah .. i think chinese wine is good idea because the rest of the ingredient is very oriental, so it will go really well too! can't wait to see your ribs! err .. i mean your pork ribs! hehe

a feast, everyday said...

tt looks yummy! Happy baking!

teckiee said...

hahaha your i see that your husband have soaked in the foodie habbit of arranging food. hahahahahha

24HrMom said...

cool ~~ I am still waiting for my own oven too. Can't wait to bake honey chicken for my kids and also rib steak for hubby. My last home made rib steak taken was done by a friend in Italy - he only sprinkled sea salt on the rib, accompanied with green, red and yellow bell pepper (capsicum)and then added water to half height of the rib. Baked it for ?. It was nmmm.... yummy !

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Ollie said...

Hi there. I actually used ur recipe for my Valentine's Day dinner. I made it as my main course. I thought it was really good =)

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