Saturday, May 8, 2010

How to Roast a Chicken

There are all sorts of ways to roast a chicken. I have found the easiest is to unwrap the chicken and rinse the chicken off with cold water and pat dry. Then sprinkle salt and pepper on the inside and outside. Pop it into a 350 degree oven for 2 hours and...your done. It is really quite easy and effortless. I like to put a 4 to 5 pound chicken in at 3:30 in the afternoon so it is done by 5:30. Then I like to give it 20 minutes to rest. You can pop a few potatoes in the oven for an hour and a half for a side dish if you poke the potatoes with a knife or a fork. You can also put a few veggies around the chicken if you like roast vegetables. Roast chicken and potatoes are automatically gluten free--especially if they are homemade. If you want more precise times you can look at which has times for roasting chickens according to size. The potatoes take about one and a half hours but I find it is fine to leave them in with the chicken. Tonight I served a roast chicken with potatoes and artichokes, which are in season, and also easy to make.

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How to Cook Artichokes
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Gluten Free Shake and Bake Chicken
Pan Seared Chicken with Bay Leaf Sauce
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Kim said...

Marcella Hazan also has a fabulous roast chicken recipe with lemons in the cavity that we have relied on for years - easy and yummy and GFCF etc., even before we knew what that was in our house.

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