Monday, March 28, 2011

Roasted Chicken

The first weekend of spring break I went to the coast with my two lovely library friends Serenity and Turner (they also have rad blogs).  At the beach we decided we must make gourmet meals, and while they were simple they were amazing!  I decided to make a lovely roast chicken after a day full of adventuring on the beach, walking to town and taking oyster shooters, walking back in a semi-CRAZY storm and then back into the wonderful cozy happy beach cabin.  Once we put the chicken in the oven to cook for 3 hours we watched the movie Adventures in Babysitting, if you have not seen this movie I insist you must! Anyways we brought tons of bacon on this trip so we had lots of bacon grease that we decided to add to everything, sick but sooooo good!  So I guess I would call this a fat kid recipe.  Made by yours truly.

The Ingredients

1 whole chicken

1 red onion, chopped coarsely

3 fresh beets, quartered

1 cup fingerling potatoes, chop each in half

3 large carrots, chopped thick

5 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups vegetable broth

1 stick butter, melted for basting

1 tablespoon bacon grease, for basting

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

olive oil

salt and pepper

The Process
1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Rinse chicken off, take out the gizzard bag, and place chicken in large deep roasting pan.

2.  Rub chicken down with some olive oil, salt and pepper, and garlic powder.

3.  In pan on stove melt the stick of butter and add the bacon grease to the melted butter.  Baste the chicken with butter/bacon mixture.

4.  Stuff the chicken with 1/4 of the red onion and 1 teaspoon of the chopped garlic.

5.  Put all the veggies around the chicken in the roasting pan, the veggies include carrots, beets, potatoes, onion, and garlic.  Then pour the broth over the veggies in the roasting pan.

6.  Cover the chicken pan with tin foil and bake for 2 hours, basting with butter/bacon mixture every half hour.  After the first 1 1/2 take off foil.

Note: the chicken will fall right off the bone, sooooo good!  Might I add that Serenity made a perfect and wonderful gravy (with bacon grease) for the chicken and veggies.  And Turner made very yummy roasted asparagus to accompany the lovely meal.  Success is almost an understatement for this meal :) Oh and the beets turn everything red! Awesome!  I also kept all of the extra broth-ness and am going to make us a wonderful soup! So wait for that one to come!

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