November 30, 2009

Baked Chicken with herbs

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Thanksgiving is always such a great time to reach out and celebrate the season, before coming to the US little did I know of such a tradition existing, but now that my lil' kinder gardener comes homes with all the educational information it is so interesting to learn about Thanksgiving and what it has evolved in.
Every year we at home celebrate Thanksgiving by giving thanks to all the people who make your life and world a beautiful place, also we make the dishes only difference since we do not have a big family around whom we always MISS during the holidays , so the big Turkey is substituted by a whole chicken which a family of four can easily devour.

this baked chicken is super simple and a delicious,

What u need:

whole chicken thawed
butter - 2 tablespoon RT(room temp)
all herbs -thyme, oregano, rosemary my favourite
rock salt- as needed
black pepper- freshly crushed
lemon-1 cut in slices

Rub the dried chicken with butter, salt and pepper all around
make sure to go under the skin of the chicken.
Add the herbs to the baking pan rub lemon on the chicken
keep it for at least 2 hours in the fridge.
then Preheat oven to 400°F Cook for 30 minutes at 400°F.
Then lower the heat to 350°F and cook for 10-30 minutes more (approximately 14 to 15 minutes per pound total cooking time) until juices run clear (not pink)
when poked with a sharp knife or the internal temperature of the
chicken breasts is 170°F and the thighs 185°.
serve with potatoes and Njoy !


Tina said...

Sooooooo tempting.

Finla said...

Wow beautifully roasted chicken.

Sook said...

I prefer chicken or game hen to turkey. So I think it's great that you had chicken for Thanksgiving! :)

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