So I bought two whole chickens one of which I made into soup, the other I froze to use at a later time. As most of you already know, most of the recipes I share are simple and easy, let’s face it I’m always short on time! This recipe is so simple and easy… it’s as simple as you can get! There’s no reason at all that you too can’t do one…I promise this is the easiest recipe that I have posted to date. Okay so here it goes,
1 Whole Chicken
1 Lemon cut in half
1 Onion cut in quarters
1 Sprig of Fresh Rosemary
8 Cloves of garlic peeled but left whole
Salt and Pepper
Wash Chicken (make sure to remove the package inside that contains the giblets) Rub salt on the skin of the chicken, place all of the ingredients inside the cavity. Place the chicken in a covered baking pan drizzle few tablespoons olive oil on the skin sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake covered in 375 degree oven for aprox 45 minutes , remove cover and return to oven for aprox. for aprox. 30 more minutes to allow skin to brown.
That’s all there is to it!! Chicken is done! As is true with all meats, the chicken must “rest” before cutting into it to allow the juices to remain in the meat, otherwise, as soon as you cut into it the juices will run from the meat and it will become dry.
The lemon, garlic and onion will infuse into the meat and make the chicken so incredibly moist and juicy. Even the breast meat is juicy and tender!
Now you have chicken to use in any recipe, remember you could use chicken in most of the recipes that I have posted before …just substitute the Tofu if you so desired.
*Please Note: Make Sure to wash your hands and all of the utensils that come in contact with the raw chicken due to the possible contamination of Salmonella.