I’m really not sure why, but for some reason I’ve never roasted a whole chicken. Cornish Hens? Yes, but regular ole’ chickens… no. Today I changed that. It was a pretty easy choice when I saw chickens on sale at the local grocery store and got one for $4.09. Several recent Sunday meals have been comprised of rotisserie chickens from the local market and we normally pay several dollars for one of them so why not do one of my own!?
About 4 hours ago I pulled it out of the fridge; rinsed it off; and gave it a liberal rub down with lemon juice, salt, pepper, and olive oil. I stuffed the bird with a two quartered lemons and a few springs of rosemary, then nestled it on a bed of quartered red potatoes and smashed garlic cloves drizzled in olive oil. With about an hour to go I threw in some broccoli and tossed it around with the potatoes. Served it with some crusty bread and butter. Simple yes, tasty – absolutely.