Monday, January 2, 2012

Sweet and Earthy!

Hello, hello, hello bloggers! Welcome to a brand new entry to Everyday Meals. As always, if you are just joining us for the first time, welcome! If you have returned to see my amazing recipes, welcome back and thank you. I'm your recipe guide, Mandie. Today, we are going to be utilizing honey in our recipe today to create something so amazingly earthy and delicious. What we've got here folks, is the perfect combination of flavor.  So, before I spoil what our meal is today, let's grab our aprons, pans, and wooden spoons and hightail it into the kitchen!

Honey Lavender Chicken

You will need:

  • 1 whole chicken, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried lavender
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

Are you ready?

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and position racks towards the middle of the oven.
  2. Season the chicken quarters with salt and arrange in one layer onto a baking sheet. 
  3. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, combine lavender, thyme, rosemary, honey and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl.
  5. Baste the chicken with the lavender honey marinade every 5 minutes for an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until completely cooked through. 
  6. Remove the chicken from the oven, loosely cover with aluminum foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  7. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this earthy dish. Before you go, I would love a little feedback from everyone... What foods do you enjoy? Is there a special something that you would like shown in my blog? Leave a comment letting me know. Your dish could be featured! Please come back and join me tomorrow for more recipes. Happy blogging to all! <3