Friday, June 6, 2008

Roast Chicken

I mean seriously, don't be afraid! This was sooooo easy and uber delicious. It tasted better than the grocery stores, pre-roasted chickens, and they turn out beautiful!

INGREDIENTS
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon white sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (4 pound) whole chicken
5 cloves garlic, crushed

DIRECTIONS
In a bowl, mix the salt, sugar, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Rub the chicken with the mixture. Cover chicken, and place in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
Preheat oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).
Stuff the chicken cavity with the garlic. Place the chicken, breast side down, on a rack in a roasting pan.
Roast 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C), and continue roasting 15 minutes. Baste chicken with pan drippings, reduce heat to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C), and continue roasting 30 minutes, to an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (85 degrees C). Let stand 20 minutes before serving.

Recipe from allrecipes.com

**Note, I doubled the recipe and stuffed lemon slices and some extra garlic cloves in the cavity. Yum and enjoy!

1 comments:

brieanne. said...

ok i'm trying this on cornish game hens (i love them because everyone gets to pick apart their own!). thanks!