Roasting an entire chicken can be a daunting task. This probably stems form the fact that if you mess it up, you've ruined an entire bird rather than having the ability to go back and re-cook smaller pieces such as breasts or thighs. Nobody wants to throw away a whole chicken and settle on cereal for dinner.
Don't let this scare you! Roasting a chicken doesn't have to be complicated or difficult. Liz and I aren't master chefs in any way shape or form, and we've managed to follow this recipe with phenomenal results. Of course, we might be a little biased, we used our own Nobody Calls Me Chicken! Spice Blend which definitely aids in making this bodacious bird taste phenomenal. It's chock full of herbs, spices and lemon goodness! Not only that, but it makes your entire house smell amazing! Think of it as a "Warm Roasted Chicken" scented candle you can eat.
Ok....maybe don't. But you get the idea. Let's get to cooking, shall we? From prepping to devouring, this recipe is going to take about an hour and a half of your time, but most of it is going to be relaxing and daydreaming about eating your creation when it's ready.
Here's what you'll need:
Here's what you do:
That's it! Liz and I worked out this recipe about 13 times before getting it just right so we're really excited to share it with you. We'd love to see your roast chicken creations! Show us on Twitter @WaywardGourmet or on Instagram #WaywardGourmet. We put all of your creations on our homepage so look out for that!