"Roasting a chicken takes a long time," you say. "How can I find the time?" It really doesn't take much time. Trust me, Friends. Preparing the chicken for roasting takes ten minutes, tops. Then there's another 60-90 minutes of roasting time when you can sit with your feet up, or put in a load of laundry, or help the kids with their homework.
I'll show you how quick and easy it really is.
Roast Chicken with Rosemary
|Just a Few Essential Ingredients|
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 T olive oil
- fresh rosemary, approx. 4 sprigs
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Rinse the chicken with cool water and pat it dry. Place the chicken in your roasting pan. Mix together the salt, pepper and garlic powder. Remove the rosemary leaves from two of the sprigs and chop fine. Add rosemary to the seasoning mixture. Rub the olive oil over the chicken. Season the inside of the chicken with approximately 1/2 tsp of the seasoning mixture and stuff with the remaining two sprigs of rosemary.
Now comes the key step. Run your fingers under the skin on the breast and legs to loosen. Spread approximately 1/2 tsp of the seasoning mixture under the loosened skin. Placing seasoning under the skin really makes a difference on the deliciousness scale. Rub the rest of the seasoning over the outside of the chicken. Tie the legs of the chicken together with kitchen twine.
|Ready for the Oven|
|The Finished Product|
Now, don't you think roasting a chicken is easy? How terrific will your kitchen smell if you make this chicken on Sunday afternoon. Think how happy you will be to have a chicken in your refrigerator ready to go during the week.
Rule #2: Plan What You Eat...healthy living.
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