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roasted chicken

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Lake Mills, WI

I grow chickens on my farm (in small batches) and decided to roast one tonite. This is the first time I tried this with one of my own birds. Usually I make soup, stew or stock.

(1 rating)
yield 6 +
prep time 30 Min
cook time 2 Hr

Ingredients For roasted chicken

  • 6-8 lb
    whole chicken
  • fresh ground pepper
  • ground sage
  • coarse sea salt
  • basil, dried
  • ground cumin
  • chili powder
  • quartered potatoes
  • quartered onions
  • peeled and quartered carrots
  • mushrooms
  • garlic cloves
  • water and olive oil

How To Make roasted chicken

  • 1
    Rinse the chicken and set it on a rack in a roasting pan that has been sprayed with oil. Rub the chicken all over with olive oil.
  • 2
    Sprinkle chicken with spices. Us your own judgement as to quantities.
  • 3
    Add vegetables around the chicken. Put a potato and an onion inside the cavity to absorb off flavors.
  • 4
    Pour a bit of olive oil over the vegetables and add more seasoning to them as you wish.
  • 5
    Pour a pint or so of water to cover the bottom of your roasting pan. Put the cover on and roast in an oven at 350F for an hour.
  • 6
    Check the temperature in the thigh after an hour. Mine was about 150F so I uncovered and baked an additional hour to crisp skin and finish cooking the veggies.
  • 7
    When the temperature reached 160F I took the roasting pan out and basted the chicken and veggies with the juice. I recovered it and let it rest for a bout 10 minutes before carving. DELICIOUS!

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