Bake an Herb Roasted Chicken

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Roasting a chicken is the best way to cook it to ensure that your chicken is one of the most healthy and delicious meals that you can have.

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Chicken has lower fat content than most meats. This makes it a healthier choice especially for health conscious person. When infused with fresh herbs and garlic you'll find it even healthier, as well as better tasting.

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Chicken is a comfort food. Roasting a chicken is a traditional family meal that will bring back childhood days, chances are that, it was a favorite family meal or Sunday dinner.

Pair your chicken with baby new potatoes which are liberally rubbed with olive oil and sprinkled with garlic, rosemary and sea salt.

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Chicken

Ingredients

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    2 pieces whole fresh chickens or two chickens thawed
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    1 teaspoon sea salt
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    1/4 teaspoon whole pepper corn, crushed or ground
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    3 carrots, peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces
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    1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
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    1 stalk celery, leaves and all, chopped
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    4 or 5 stalks rosemary
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    Fresh basil
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    Fresh parsley
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    Fresh thyme
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    1 clove of garlic, peeled and finely chopped
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    1/4 tsp garlic salt
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Procedure

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    Wash the chickens thoroughly inside and outside, and pat dry with a paper towel
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    Rub salt inside the chicken to taste
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    Divide the herbs in half and insert half of them inside the cavity of the chickens
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    Rub a small amount of olive oil on the top of the chicken
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    Sprinkle with garlic powder and sea salt
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    Lay the remaining herbs on top of the chicken and sprinkle liberally with water to moisten
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    Cover chicken with foil or place the lid on the roasting pan
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    Bake at 350 for approximately 1 1/2 hours, or until meat thermometer inserted into the breast of the chicken reads 165 degrees
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Baby Potatoes

Ingredients

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    450 grams baby potatoes
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    1/4 cup olive oil, extra virgin
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    2 tablespoons rosemary, chopped
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    1 garlic clove, minced
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    1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
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    1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
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Procedure

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    Wash the baby potatoes, scrub off the dirt under running water
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    Prepare the rub by mixing the following in a small bowl
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    Extra virgin olive oi, chopped rosemary, minced garlic, seas salt and ground black pepper.
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    Brush the rub mixture to each of the baby potatoes
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    Place in a baking pan
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    Bake in the preheated oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit or 204 degree Celsius for about 45 minutes to 1 hour
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    Rotate the baby potatoes three or four times during the roasting
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    Once they are golden brown, remove them from the oven
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    If you can easily pierce the potatoes with a fork, they are good to go.
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Add Stuffing to Your Roasted Chicken

While some people are not a fan of stuffing, or what is sometimes called dressing, many like to have a good stuffing inside either a chicken or a turkey. It's not at all difficult to stuff the chicken. Using a few simple ingredients you can add the stuffing to the turkey and cook it until done.

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Ingredients

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    3 cups of wheat bread, cut into cubes
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    1/4 cup of margarine, melted
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    1/2 cup of chicken broth
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    1/2 teaspoon sage
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    2 chopped green onions
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    1/4 cup finely chopped celery
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Procedure

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Combine all ingredients in a bowl until the bread is well moistened with the liquid ingredients. Stuff into the inside of the chickens and cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until meat thermometer inserted into the breast reads at 165 degrees F.

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Special Precautions

Chicken is not done until it reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit on a meat thermometer. Make sure that your meat thermometer is inserted firmly into the center of the chicken to get a solid reading.

Note: Photos above are just sample brands of the ingredients. This does not mean that the same brands are needed in preparing this recipe. You can always change things according to what you prefer.

The pictures are just sample photos on how to execute a certain procedure.

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Categories : Meats & Main Dishes

Recent edits by: Rafah Perlado, Lynn, Eng

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