Sunday, June 09, 2013

Sunday Night Eats: Awesome And Easy Roast Chicken

This is a real simple recipe that makes a wicked easy and tasty roast chicken.

1. Preheat your oven to 425, or I find the convection setting at 410 works best if you've got one.

2. Wash the chicken, pat it dry, remember to remove that giblet package in the the body cavity.

3. Take powdered garlic and really shake a lot into the body cavity, then folow it with kosher salt and black pepper.

4. Then drop in a large amount of thyme into the cavity.

5. Next cut a lemon in half and insert it into the body cavity. You're done prepping the inside.

Now for the outside:

6. Melt two tablespoons of butter and brush it over the outside of the chicken. Leave the breast side up.

7. Then shake on a lot more powdered garlic on the breast side, followed by black pepper and kosher salt.

8. Then spread some olive oil onto the bottom of a roasting pan and put the chicken breast side down into the pan.

9. Then put the chicken into a roasting pan breast side down and then brush the side facing up with melted butter and then douse this side now facing up with garlic powder, black pepper and kosher salt.

10. Insert chicken into the oven, set your timer for 90 minutes and go off and do something else for 90 minutes. Easy, right? If you're the nervous type, you may check it from time to time, but remember, a watched chicken never roasts.

11. Come back 90 minutes later, remove chicken from oven, make sure its fully cooked and juices run clear. Slice and serve immediately.

It comes out nice and juicy with a crisp skin. Perfect.

It doesn't get much easier than this for a great roast chicken.


Keads said...

Cool! Thanks for that Aaron.

Aaron said...

You're welcome. It comes out really great and it's a family favorite. when I make it over here.