FOOD: Nostalgic for Family Favourites

October 23, 2015

Lemon and Thyme Chicken Recipe

As you may have noticed I’m a bit of a foodie, especially
for homemade food and recipes made from scratch, usually simple but effective
meals or treats. I’ve collaborated with Wren Kitchens to bring
you something a little new today.

The campaign #WrenFamilyFavourites
is all about getting nostalgic. And nothing gets us kids more nostalgic than
reminiscing about our favourite home cooked meals. Every mum, or dad, has that
go to recipe that their kids love. My mum has a couple of firm family
favourites, including this chocolate biscuit cake that I blogged a few months
back! You’re welcome – it is yum!

So my mum makes a mean chilli con
carne, but so does my husband! And they can take a lot of work, and I wanted to
share something quite simple, but really tasty with you.

So I’m sharing my mum’s lemon and thyme
chicken, with herb potatoes. This is kind of a winter staple and was a popular
dinner when I was growing up – though I did always avoid the carrots (sorry
mum). This is the dish that I taught my husband, and I’ll be honest he’s most
definitely the cook in our household, so me teaching him a recipe is kind of a
big deal (though things be changing as I get a bit more confident in the

So what do you need?

For the chicken:

Skin-on Chicken Drumsticks

Fresh Thyme


Ground pepper

For the herb potatoes:




Fresh Rosemary

Olive oil

What to do?

Lemon and Thyme Chicken
Gently peel back the
chicken skin and score the flesh. Squeeze lemon juice and pour a small amount over the chicken. Crack pepper over the top. Rub fresh thyme leaves into the flesh, including into the cuts. Cover the skin back over and place inside a deep dish. 

Place the lemon rinds inside the dish and cover with extra lemon juice and black pepper. Add a couple of thyme sprigs. 
Bake in the oven for 35minutes, or until the chicken is cooked all the way through and golden. 

Herb Potatoes
Peel and dice the potatoes, carrots and onions. Crush the garlic and add fresh rosemary into a dish with the potatoes, carrots and onions. Drizzle with olive oil and toss the mixture together. Roast in the oven until crispy, approximately 35 minutes. 

Lemon and Thyme Chicken Recipe

Lemon and Thyme Chicken Recipe

Lemon and Thyme Chicken Recipe

Rosemary and Garlic Potatoes

Rosemary and Garlic Potatoes

Rosemary and Garlic Potatoes

Rosemary and Garlic Potatoes

Rosemary and Garlic Potatoes

Rosemary and Garlic Potatoes

Read all the blogger recipes here!

*collaboration post with Wren Kitchens

7 responses to “FOOD: Nostalgic for Family Favourites”

  1. Kimberley Louise Smith says:

    That looks delicious! I might have to borrow the recipe!Kimberley

  2. Jasmin Charlotte says:

    Yum! I haven't made roast chicken in yonks, it is such a comforting dish. I need to get my roasts on now the weather is cooling down! x Jasmin Charlotte

  3. The Sunday Mode says:

    Oh this meal looks so home'y and delicious, especially the herbed potatoes!

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