Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Rosemary Roast Chicken

The other night, it was raining and chilly, and a roasted chicken seemed to be the order of the day.


1 oven stuffer roaster
2 tbsp butter, softened
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp rosemary
3 cloves garlic, minced (or 3 tsp minced from a jar)
1 onion, chopped in eighths
1 carrot, quartered

With a fork, mash together the butter and olive oil; mash in the rosemary and garlic and set aside.  Wash the cavity of the chicken, and salt liberally.  Put the carrot quarters and half the onion in the cavity.  Tuck the remaining 4 pieces of onion between each leg and the body, and between each wing and the body, under the skin.  Loosen the skin over top of the breast, and push the butter mixture in a thin layer over the top of the meat, including down the sides and onto the thighs.  Roast in a 350F oven until done; mine was an 8 pound chicken, and took about 2-1/2 hours.  Let it sit for 15 minutes before carving.

This was a terrific, moist chicken.  I'm going to remember this flavoring combination the next time it's cool enough for me to want to roast a chicken!

And, regarding my corner bookcases, Dan built those a couple of years back, when he rebuilt the old playroom into a family room.  He does great work, doesn't he?

Happy Wednesday, everyone!


Faye Lewis said...

I have officially stolen your recipe!

rottrover said...

YUM!! All of my favorites!

Big Dude said...

Your chicken looks and sounds delicious as does the whole plate. I believe under the skin flavoring is the only way to go with chicken.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh boy one of moms favorite
Lily & Edward

Pam said...

Dan is one handy man! The corner shelves are awesome. So is that chicken! We've had cool days too and it's made me long for cooking comfort foods and fall weather. Sadly, today we are back up in the 90's. UGH.

Sue said...

I made chicken last night too, but chicken breasts, not the whole bird.

Lapdog Creations said...

YUM... but I don't dare turn on an oven right now. It's sweltering hot...