Friday, April 16, 2010

Fast and Easy Chicken

I've made chicken this way lots this past year, and I thought I'd show you how I spend just a few minutes in the kitchen, and then end up with a great main dish. I call it, "Fast and Easy" because, well, it's fast and easy. Not due to the chicken being of loose morals. Not that any chicken really cares about that. We have chickens, and believe me, the only morals they have are loose. But enough of that. I get my trusty hand pruners and go out to my rosemary plant, and whack off 2 or 3 pieces of rosemary.

This is the beginning of the season, and you can tell by the somewhat overgrown nature of our plant that I haven't been doing much cooking recently with rosemary. That will change as the nice weather continues. In fact, we had used so much last year, that hubby planted two more bushes. Yippy! So, wash the sprigs off really well, and let them dry a little. Wash the chicken, take out all the innards, and then salt and pepper it. Put the chicken in a roasting pan, and then poke the rosemary in the cavity. Bake, covered, for about 1 1/2 hour, at 350. Depending on how big the chicken is, it might not take that long.

This is the chicken ready to go into the oven. Unfortunately, after it was done, I hesitated for a matter of moments, and there was nothing left but a carcass. Sorry. But it was awesome.


  1. Very easy! I'd like to grow herbs too.... I was thinking of having chicken-something tonight... but I believe it'll be more the Mexican way; taco. Hubby doesn't eat beef, so we're using chicken instead, or sometimes goat- or sheep meat.
    Errrr... Is it one of your chickens you have roasted? We had chickens at the farm, and some of them were so fat! lol

  2. Astrid-No, it's a chicken hubby bought at the store when they were cheap (cheep???) We have Mexican restaurants here in town, and chicken is always an option on all the main dishes. I have never had goat meat. Raising goats is one of the things I want to do after I retire. We will probably be eating them then.

  3. How big is that chicken? :-) When I see a pan like that I think turkey! But it looks really good! I can see how it is gone really quickly! Mitch and I loved your bread recipe! So good, and Mitch had really dark beer and it gave it a different taste! yum!

  4. Becca, I don't remember how big it was. The pan is my smallest roaster, and it only holds one chicken, or the equivalent. The one that holds my turkey is..... really big!!! Glad you liked the beer bread recipe. It's one of my favorites.

  5. Like either of us are that flexible to do that kind of thing. Well, I can't speak for you, but I know that I sure as heck am not! :-)