You know how certain seasons make you want to eat certain things? Well, as Spring creeps in, I want more salads. I eat these ridiculously large salads of romaine, spinach, peppers of all colours, cucumber, tomato, hot banana pepper rings, sometimes a chopped-up hard boiled egg, but I always enjoy having some leftover roasted chicken for my salad. This roast chicken is so good the day you make it, but it really makes fantastic, lemony chicken leftovers. :)
** If you want to round this meal out, cut up 4-5 medium sized potatoes, and 3-4 carrots (or a bag of mini carrots), and add them to the roasting pan after the bird.
Using fresh ingredients really does make a roast chicken taste better. I had lemons, but my regular grocery store didn't have any fresh rosemary. Bummer.
Lifting the skin, piercing it, and applying the butter or coconut oil and herb mixture right under the skin means the breast will have lots of flavour and moisture. And stuffing the cavity of the chicken with the lemon rinds and onion mean that every inch of that meat will have a wonderful flavour.
A roast chicken is really very easy to make, and can be so versatile. There are so many flavour combos you can do, but the basic principles are the same: A-lift the skin and prick the breasts, B-Put your 'something fatty' under the skin, and C-Put something with juice into the cavity!
I hope everyone is enjoying the spring that is slowly arriving (with all it's rain!). I've enjoyed waking up to a flooded basement 2 mornings in a row, even though we bought a new sump pump yesterday. Poopers. Aw well, such in life in a Canadian spring. You can't have such a long, icy, snowy winter without a flooded basement in the spring!
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