It has taken me over half a year to resume my challenge to the hundred recipes (you can blame my love for the oven and the multiple lovely customers who order cakes from me :)).. not that it means I have not bothered experimenting in the kitchen but most of it didn’t feel worthwhile enough to be included in my “Race to a hundred recipes

This new recipe comes from a “healthier” me so do not expect something rich or creamy!! Nevertheless, the focus on taste will never be compromised at “All Things Yummy” 🙂


Recipe 59: Rosemary Chicken

Recipe credits: My newfound obsession with eating “healthy”

rosemary chicken
Rosemary chicken


What you need:

300 gms boneless chicken thighs

Fresh rosemary leaves (about 2-3 tsp)

Green olives – chopped

1/2 tsp dark soy sauce

Veggies: Broccoli, red bellpepper (add as many veggies as you please)

Freshly ground black pepper

Fresh basil leaves  (2-3 tsp)

Freshly squeezed lemon juice from half a lemon

Salt and red chilli flakes (to taste)

1 tsp extra virgin olive oil


How to make it yummy:

Step 1: Marinade the chicken pieces (make sure the chicken has been washed thoroughly) in salt, dark soy sauce and rosemary. I kept them in the marinade for only 5 minutes, but the longer you can leave it the more flavoured the chicken will get.

Step 2: Heat half tsp of olive oil in a non stick pan, add the bell pepper, broccoli, olives, basil, salt if needed and some pepper and red chilli flakes. Toss this around for a few seconds.

Step 3: Add the chicken and cook till the remainder oil has been absorbed by the chicken. Now add some water and cover the pan with a lid (this will create a sort of a steaming effect and allow your chicken to cook in a healthy manner)

Step 4: Keep stirring and turning the chicken pieces at regular intervals. When the chicken is half done, sprinkle the freshly squeezed lemon juice on top.

Step 5: The chicken will take about 15-20 minutes to be cooked, this may vary with the quality of the chicken. Make sure the pieces are tender and cooked from inside before turning off the heat.

Sidenote: The main focus of this dish lies in its flavours, so do not substitute the fresh rosemary with dried rosemary and make sure the olives are of good quality.


Time spent in Kitchen: 30 minutes (including time taken for marination)

Price range of the total cost of all ingredients: INR 200


I ate the chicken with some focaccia bread, you can also choose to make this meal a little bit unhealthy and eat it with mashed potatoes and/ or some white sauce pasta.

Day 43, Recipe 59: Rosemary chicken!
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