Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Double Blog?!

I know, I know. A double blog?!

BUT the good news is - its NOT wedding related :)

While we were relaxing on the beach, I read a Glamour magazine. They had a recipe called Engagement Chicken. (They claim that this recipe is responsible for 70 plus engagements) So I thought I would see if it would make my brand new husband remember why he asked me to marry him - ha! Plus it has lemon in it, therefore I am SOLD!

Engagement Chicken: Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Herbs


1 whole chicken
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
3 lemons; 2 whole & 1 sliced lemon for garnish
Kosher or sea salt
Freshly ground pepper
Fresh Herbs (rosemary, sage, thyme, and parsley)


1. Have an oven rack on the upper third and pre-heat the oven at 400*. Remove giblets from the chicken and run water through for 2 minutes.

2. Pat the chicken dry. Place in roasting pan with rack, breast side down. Pour the lemon juice all over the chicken, outside and inside. Season the chicken with the pepper and salt inside and out.

3. With a fork puncture 2 of the lemons in 3 places. Place both lemons in the chicken cavity. (If the lemon is sticking out, its ok)

4. Put the chicken in the oven. Lower the heat to 350* and roast the chicken for 15 minutes uncovered.

5. Remove the roasting pan from the oven. Using tongs, turn the chicken over, breast up. Insert a meat thermometer into the thigh, and put the chicken back in the oven. Roast for an hour.

6. (This is a diviation from the original recipe) Remove the roasting chicken from the oven, add the fresh herbs and baste the chicken with the juices in the pan. Return the chicken to the oven for an additional 18 minutes.

7. Remove from oven (Chicken should have reached 180* on the thermometer). Baste with juices and serve.

Delish! I served with broccoli and garlic smashed red potatoes with sauteed onions. J says he needs to make lots of money so he can come home to fabu meals and a clean house all the time. I guess thats success?! ENJOY!


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