Thursday, November 14, 2013

Roasted Chicken the Easy Way

Running out of ideas for a home cooked meal? Roasted chicken is a favorite at our house. There is only a little preparation time and if you're lucky enough to have left-overs, you can actually get a couple meals out of one chicken.
Ingredients:
1 whole chicken
1 T rosemary
olive oil or butter
salt and pepper if you like
Directions:
  • Rinse the chicken with water, inside and out (don't forget to take the inside parts out!)
  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Pat chicken dry with paper towels
  • Mix rosemary with as much olive oil or butter you want (I usually use about 1/4 cup) and rub the mixture over the chicken (use your hands or a pastry brush)
  • Place the chicken, uncovered, in a roasting pan (mine has a rack), in the oven
  • Bake for about 1-1/2 hours, depending on the size of the chicken
  • I place a piece of foil to cover most of the chicken for the last 15 minutes
  • Remove chicken from oven and let it rest for about 10 minutes
  • Slice the chicken, I remove the legs and wings first then slice the breast into pieces
Serve with your favorite side dishes. Our favorites are mashed potatoes and veggies! Enjoy!
Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi

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