What the Hey, I'll just go ahead and add "Roast a damn chicken" to that list. Cuz that's how I ROLL!
Project Wifey Wife Week #15-The Savory
Roast Chicken and Vegetables for Two
adapted from Bride & Groom First and Forever Cookbook
Handful of Baby Carrot Sticks
5 Red potatoes; quartered
1 medium onion; cut into wedges
3 Tbs unsalted butter; melted
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Chicken (3-4lbs)
1 lemon; quartered
2 Fresh Rosemary Sprigs
4 cloves; peeled and smashed
Now I must warn you that if this is your first time handling a WHOLE raw chicken, like this newb here ::thumbs pointed to chest::, then there are some things that you need to keep in mind...or errrr...avoid.
First off, while preparing the bird, one must refrain from picking it up like a baby and making it dance. Folks, this is no easy feat, but if you want to save time, this needs to be done. Luckily, time was on my side that night. I think Sonic was amused.
Next, while you are patting
And lastly, stuffing the chicken's nooks and crannies doesn't have to be weird. If you close your eyes, you can still find the hole just fine. I tried and as you will see, eventually, succeeded.
1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
2. Put the veggies in a 9x13 inch glass baking dish and toss them with 1Tbs of the melted butter. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Don't forget to leave room for the chicken in the middle.
3. Remove the neck and the giblets from the cavity of the chicken and discard. (BLECK!) Rinse and dry the chicken. Put the chicken, breast-side up, in the center of the baking dish. Rub the chicken with the remaining 2 Tbs. of butter and season generously with salt and pepper.
3. Put the lemon quarters and rosemary springs inside the cavity.
**I didn't have lemon, so I used Orange instead. I thought it might not go, but then I remembered the wisdom of Panda Express...Orange Chicken is legit.**
4. Put the garlic cloves under the chicken to prevent them from burning. Roast for 45 minutes.