baked chicken with fresh rosemary and new potatoes

Baked Chicken with Fresh Rosemary and New Potatoes

6-8 chicken thighs, with skin and bones

4 gold potatoes, scrubbed and cut into wedges

1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

1 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon garlic salt

2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

zest and juice from one large lemon

12 fresh garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons fresh rosemary

1 cup chicken broth

pitted kalamata olives for garnish

Place potato wedges and sliced onion in baking sheet.  Sprinkle with pepper and garlic salt.  Toss lightly.

Place 2 tablespoons olive oil in large frying pan.  Begin to heat.  Place chicken thighs, skin down, on oil in pan.  Cook for 5 minutes, turn over and cook for another three minutes.

Place partially cooked chicken thighs, skin up, in baking pan with potatoes.

Mix 1/2 cup olive oil, lemon juice and zest, minced garlic cloves and rosemary.  Pour mixture over chicken and potatoes in pan. Toss potatoes without disturbing chicken.  Pour chicken broth in pan.

Bake in 350 degree oven for 45-50 minutes.  Garnish with kalamata olives.

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rosemary and goat cheese stuffed pork tenderloin

Rosemary and Goat Cheese Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

2 fresh pork tenderloins-one package, about 3 pounds

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 8-ounce package goat cheese, room temperature

1/4 cup heaped with dried cranberries

2 tablespoons dried rosemary with extra for sprinkling

1 teaspoon garlic salt

1/2 teaspoon coarse ground pepper with extra for sprinking

Salt for sprinkling

Remove tenderloins from packaging and trim fat globs and silver skin.  Rub whole tenderloins with olive oil and cut each piece down one side until pieces can lay open and flat.

In small bowl, mix together goat cheese, rosemary, garlic salt and pepper.  Divide mixture in half and shaping into snakes, fill each tenderloin.  Lightly close tenderloins and place in baking dish.

Sprinkle filled tenderloins generously with extra rosemary, pepper and salt.  Cover baking dish with foil.

Bake in 360 degree oven for 20 minutes.  Remove foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until light pink inside.  Do not over cook.  Allow to cool before cutting.

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