Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sunday Supper: Perfect Roast Chicken

 Simple, real food on this Sunday shared with family and friends is what eating is all about....Enjoy!




Perfect Roast Chicken
Serves 6-8
Adapted from Ina Garten


Ingredients:
2- 5-6 lb. Roasting Chickens
Kosher salt 
Freshly ground black pepper
1 head of garlic, cut in half, crosswise
Sprigs of Rosemary
2 lemons quartered
2 medium onions quartered
Olive Oil

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Remove any excess fat, pin feathers and pat the outside dry.  Generously salt and pepper the inside of the chickens.  Stuff the cavities with sprigs of rosemary, quarters of lemons, onion and garlic.  Brush the outside of the chickens with olive oil, and sprinkle salt and pepper again.

Roast the chickens for approximately 2 hours, or until the juices run clear when you cut between a leg and a thigh.  Remove the chickens from the roasting pan an cover with aluminum foil for 20 minutes.  Slice, serve and enjoy.

28 comments:

Pam said...

Perfect! Looks crispy delicious!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I have to say they do look perfect. We also had chicken last night but I made Javanese chicken.Have a good week. Diane

Lucia said...

They look fantastic! Perfect weather for that today!

Rambling Tart said...

I adore roast chicken. :-) Just the thought of that salty, crispy skin makes me swoon. :-) Gorgeous. :-)

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

LOVE roast chicken - so simple and so perfect. These birds look beautiful!

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef said...

Is there anything that says family, friends and comfort than a well roasted chicken? I think not. Yours looks wonderful.

Michelle said...

Roast chicken is a favorite Sunday afternoon meal of mine. Your birds are nice and golden!

Kim said...

Oh my, Velva!!! Those chickens do look absolutely perfect! Leave it to Ina. You can always count on her. Plus I would say she is the queen of roast chicken since she makes it so often for good ol' Jeffrey :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Simply stunning and mouthwatering roasted chicken.
Deepa

Sam Hoffer @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Sunday and roasted chicken sound perfect to me.
Sam

chewingthefat said...

My favorite method is the Thomas Keller technique, using a 450F oven--very similar!

From the Kitchen said...

Delicious Sunday memories are associated with roasted chickens!!

Best,
Bonnie

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

Very much PERFECT. I love roast chicken.

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

And does anything make the kitchen/house smell better than roasting a chicken. Thanks Velva!

That Girl said...

It's funny to me that "a simple roast chicken" has a million recipes out there. Because it's such an amazingly versatile dish. And really, really simple. So much flavor that you don't need a lot to make it sing. I love all the variations!

Big Dude said...

They look perfect from here.

Chris said...

That's a pair of gorgeous chickens, simply beautiful. But not too beautiful to eat.

Hungry Dog said...

Roast chicken is my favorite thing to have on Sunday. And, can't go wrong with an Ina recipe!

farmlady said...

YUM! I love chicken like this... with mashed potatoes.

Taste of Beirut said...

just the type of dish and recipe that appeals to me; easy, delicious, no-fuss. Perfect!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh yummy, I love this chicken meal, my type of confort food...and one day I will be making your recipe dear Velva! Thanks for it and for your sweet visit.
FABBY

Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

I love roasted chicken. Your's is beautiful.

Zoe said...

Roasted chicken is always a classic Sunday favourite and you have cooked yours very well.

Bill said...

Velva, these look like the perfect roasted chickens! I love the flavors of garlic, rosemary, and lemon. Such an easy dinner, but always one of my very favorites! Great post!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

perfect is exactly the right word! They are perfectly crispy, perfectly juicy and perfectly plump! YUM!

Monet said...

I make roast chickens quite often, but they don't ever look nearly as lovely as these! Will be trying your recipe soon!

~~louise~~ said...

You had yourself some mighty fine looking chickens there, Velva. I bet they were delicious! I usually stuff mine with orange segments. I must try lemons and Rosemary.

Thanks for sharing...

Karen said...

Beautiful color and one of my favorite meals!

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