Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Roasting a Whole Chicken

Hey everyone! I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend. I know it was great to have some extra family time for us, and we got a big dent into getting our playroom done. Yes!

As some of you know, I decided to do the 12 Week Challenge with No Excuse Mom and it started yesterday. It involves clean eating, a work out schedule, and really just having goals to aspire to. I've been really motivated since I decided to do this, so I thought I'd share a great recipe for clean eating with you. Check out the link, you can still sign up by Friday!

I decided a while back that I was going to try my hand at roasting a whole chicken. We always have loved eating rotisserie chickens, but let's face it, we really have no idea how it is cooked. Plus, I've never seen one that is actually organic and we are trying our best to do the most organic foods that we can.

A whole organic chicken is a great way to stretch your budget because it can be used so many ways. I bought mine at Trader Joe's and got a great deal on it. Check your local farmers/farmer's market, too. You would be surprised at the great deals you can find there!


Ingredients
1 Whole Chicken
4 cloves Garlic
2 Onions
Coconut oil or Olive oil
Carrots, Potatoes, or any other veggies to roast with the chicken
Salt and Pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Rinse off chicken and remove the bag of innards from the cavity. Make sure you rinse out the cavity also.

3. Stuff 4 garlic cloves and one chopped onion into the chicken's cavity. Place chicken in greased roasting pan.

4. Place veggies to roast around the chicken. Season with salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you may like. I personally like garlic powder, rosemary and some parsley flakes. We also did some red pepper flakes.

5. Drizzle olive oil or place coconut oil on top of chicken.

6. Bake for about 60-90 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken. About half way through, I spooned the oil back on top of the bird to crisp up the skin.

That's it! It's so easy, not to mention delicious and easy. We've used the leftovers in salads, soups, basically anything you would normally use chicken for.

Any tips for cooking clean? I'd love to hear!

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4 comments:

  1. This looks SO yummy Caitlin!!
    It feels just like Fall! I can picture doing some apple picking and having donuts and cider all day and then coming home and popping this in the oven! YUM!

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    1. That's a great idea! I just love that although you need a little plan ahead time to get it into the oven, the rest is so simple.

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  2. Looks delicious! I love chicken. Thanks for sharing at DDT!

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