Simmer Till Done has a great blog. New post today, 7 things you'd rather not see on a food blog
Raw chicken was one of them. I had to laugh. I did.
I knew I had this chicken post waiting in the wings,
(HA i love my puns, wings, get it? chicken wings?)
I'm taking that challenge.
I think I give good raw chicken.
In fact I liked my raw chicken so much its the lead photograph for this post.
Thanks Simmer.....another excuse to post yet another roast chicken recipe~!
You're wondering ...
how many roast chicken recipes is this girl going to post.
I understand. I do.
I have a thing for roast chicken.
I wouldn't call it an obsession.
I might call it a hobby.
I cooked this for my parents when I was home (Kentucky) a year ago.
I came across it this morning, and thought how perfect,
its Sunday, its chicken, its roasted.
A few of my friends need a little cheering up.
And well.... BI is up to her ears in baseball bats.
Congrats girl on the new batting cages~!
Sometimes all it takes is a good meal to make everything better.
Feeding you all is what I do best.
There's not much to it and that's okay.
A fresh chicken, rinsed and patted dry.
Chop the vegetables in large enough pieces
so they aren't going to mush out by the time the chicken is done roasting.
Drizzle with olive oil and salt & pepper.
Toss so they are coated evenly.
Rub the chicken with oil,
salt and pepper inside and out, generously.
the leg pulls easily,
the internal temperature reaches 165 *F)
Listen, there are several trains of thought on roasting.
Do I have a preference between low and slow and high and fast?
Both work well.
It all depends on my mood.
I also cook my chickens upside down.
I want the fat juices to drip down into the breast.
Juicy white meat. It never fails.
I can't cook a chicken right side up anymore.
The Cooks Word:
These digital thermometers are handy little gadgets and relatively inexpensive.
You probe your meat, set the desired temp and an alarm goes off when it's reached.
I found an inexpensive one at Walmart.