Tuesday, August 07, 2007

simple chicken dinner

Last night I made roast chicken. It's one of my favorite things to make, because it takes very little effort and tastes wonderful. I use Nigella's method of rubbing it with butter, salt and pepper and cooking it in a 400 degree oven for about 15 minutes per pound plus 10 minutes. I usually put a halved lemon in the cavity also, but I forgot to get a lemon. I scattered some whole garlic cloves around the chicken also. It turned out good, as usual, with crispy skin and juicy meat. I put a bag of frozen brussel sprouts in the roasting pan after I took the chicken out, and roasted them for about 15 or 20 minutes. They got great flavor! I'll let the photos do the rest of the talking:




3 comments:

B said...

Ironstef, I love the photos on your site - I've just discovered you and I'm becoming a bit of a fan!

I enjoy making roast chicken a la alton brown - butterflying it and putting a bit of a puree of garlic, olive oil, lemon zest and salt and pepper under the skin. delish!

B
Hand to Mouth

Patricia Scarpin said...

That chicken looks delicious! So nicely browned!

Randomesq said...

Good Lord, who *are* you? How have I not seen this blog before? Fantastic!

Love the pictures.

Random Esq.