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:


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!

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.