Sunday, February 3, 2008

Easy and Delicious Roast Chicken

First of all, I apologize for the long lapse in posting on this site. My husband and I are just getting over our third severe sinus/head cold this winter. He teaches piano, and he has double the students this year, and all we can think is that we're being exposed to double the germs than we are usually are...In any case, every time I've found myself feeling really tired as well as congested. Thankfully, I was spared the high fever that my husband had several days ago.

In any case, I haven't quick cooking or doing crafts during this time. I've just slowed down a bit. But one recipe I found was easy enough to make even when you're sick with a bad cold.

I found a recipe for roast chicken is even easier than my favorite recipe for roast turkey. All you do is season the bird well with garlic salt and pepper and then roast in a 450-degree oven for about an hour for 2-1/2-pound bird (my two chickens, pictured above, took an extra hour because they were both larger birds and had a combined weight of about 7 pounds).

When the meat registers 165 degrees at the thicken part, take it out of the oven and sprinkle it generous with leaf thyme and rubbed sage. Then baste it a few times with the rendered fat in the pan (you could add a little melted butter, too, but I had enough pan juices to baste it well). And that's it. Serve your chicken and enjoy! And be sure to save the bones and leftover meat for homemade chicken soup, chicken and biscuits, etc.


TulipGirl said...

Roast chicken is so good. . . when the boys were little, I could take 1 chicken and make three meals. (Roast chicken the first night, the rest of the easy-to-get-meat for enchiladas or casserole the next night, and the frame for soup. . .) Now that they are bigger, I need 2 or more chickens or a turkey. We just had turkey last Sunday. And though I made the usual cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes and all that Sunday, making turkey doesn't require that. Next time I think I'm going to do a turkey and roast veggies. . .

Hope y'all are feeling better soon. . . I'm home sick today. I'm having my kiddos cut up carrots and onions for chicken noodle soup.

Karen said...

You sound just like me, Tulipgirl, when it comes to making the the most of a turkey or chicken. And your comment about the quantity is true for us, too!...That's why I roast two birds at once (they both fit into my grandmother's roasting pan), and I think we ended up with 1 meal of roast chicken, 2-1/2 meals of chicken and biscuits, and three meals of chicken soup w/matza balls.

Your homemade chicken noodle soup sounds wonderful! I'm sorry that you're home sick now, too. I'm glad that your little ones are helping you with chopping veggies. God's blessings for healing for you all soon! And thank you for the note. :-)

USAincognito said...

Looks yummy! :)

Karen said...

Thank you! It was! And thank you for leaving a comment again. It's always so good to hear from you! :-)