Treat Your Family to My Savory Roast Chicken
I love roasting chicken or any other type of protein. The end result is a meal that seems like you spent hours making it, – which you may have done but the oven does all the work. The actual prep time is very low. This savory roast chicken recipe is one that my family loves.
One thing that I especially like about roast chicken is that you can roast vegetables at the same time. And, for me, there is nothing like the sweetness of roast veggies, particularly carrots and onions. Once you have roasted them, you will never boil or microwave again!
This savory roast chicken does not need much in the way of seasoning. I use coconut oil, to help the outside brown well, and add a nice flavor. The seasoning is just a bunch of thyme, a head of garlic, a lemon, and some Mediterranean salt and cracked black pepper. It all just goes in the cavity of the bird. How easy is that?
I normally cook a chicken about 20 minutes per pound plus an additional 20 minutes, but a handy meat thermometer will tell you when it is done. This Quick Temp digital thermometer makes sure that your chicken will be perfectly cooked. (affiliate link) Just insert it into the meatiest part of the bird, (being careful not to touch the bone) and it’s done when the thermometer reads 175º F. Mine needed to go back into the oven for some more cooking.
But don’t let the simplicity of the recipe fool you. This savory roast chicken is full of flavor, and all that will be left when the meal is done is some picked over bones! The garlic and lemon added so much flavor to the roast.
I received my Quick Temp Thermometer free in exchange for reviewing it as a part of my recipe. (affiliate link) I only recommend products that I feel my readers will enjoy. Quick temp has graciously agreed to give one of these handy thermometers away to a lucky reader of my blog. The thermometer is great for both indoor and cooking outdoors on the grill. No kitchen should be without an accurate thermometer.
- The contest ended on April 6 at 12 a.m.
- Marilyn N was the winner!
If you would like to find out more about the thermometer, it is available on Amazon. (affiliate link)
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