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FOOD INSPIRATION DURING THE TIME OF THE CORONAVIRUS
A good roast chicken makes almost anything possible. It's great for company or a comfort food meal at home. This is one of my favorite recipes. It's a whole meal in one roasting pan.
This takes about 20 minutes of prep time, requires 1 1/2 - 2 hours in the oven and serves 4 people.
- 2/3 c extra virgin olive oil
-few sprigs of fresh rosemary, thyme or oregano
-8 garlic cloves, unpeeled
-1 lb small, new potatoes
-1 red pepper
1) Prepare chicken
-Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
-Rub chicken all over with olive oil
-Place 1/2 of the lemon & 1-2 sprig of herbs inside the cavity of the chicken
-Please bird breast side down in large roasting pan
-Roast for about 30 minutes
2) Prepare vegetables
-Chop eggplant into 1 inch pieces
-Remove seeds from red pepper & cut into 1 inch pieces
-If potatoes are on the larger side, cut into quarters
3) Add potatoes to chicken
-Remove chicken from the oven & season with salt
-Turn chicken over
-Paste with juices from pan
-Add potatoes to roasting pan, pour enough olive oil to coat
-Roast for an additional 30 minutes
4) Add vegetables
-Add eggplant, red pepper, garlic cloves, remaining sprigs of herbs to pan
-Slice remaining 1/2 lemon and add to pan
-Drizzle vegetables with remaining olive oil
-Season with salt and pepper
-Return to oven for additional 30-50 minutes
-Baste and turn vegetables every 15 minutes
-Chicken is finished when meat thermometer is at 165 degrees or when juices run clear
5) Serve and enjoy!!
I love to cook, eat and entertain. I'm starting this in the midst of the Coronavirus as my way to spread the love.
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