Sunday, March 13, 2011

Roast that Chicken

A few weeks ago I purchased a very promising whole chicken from Olympia Local Foods. It's from Tachira Farms - Organic (perhaps not certified, but I'm going to go ahead and guess it would be pretty close), pasture raised / free range, and all that good stuff. 

Having never roasted a whole chicken before I don't have any sort of go to recipe... I just picked the one that looked the best on foodgawker and went for it. 

The result: This tasty looking little devil. 

The way is quite simple too. 

Wash and dry the raw chicken.

Give it a nice rub with a heft amount of salt and pepper (inside and out).

Take 3 small lemons. Roll them and puncture them in no fewer than 20 spots each. Get them in the cavity and seal it up with some toothpicks.

@350 degrees cook for 30 minutes breast down.

Flip it - 30 more minutes. 

Crank them temp up to 450 and let it go for 20 more minutes. Check the temperature and cook for longer if needed. 

Let it sit for a little bit an dig in. It's fantastic.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you are truly master of chicken.