FoolProof Roasted Chicken
So let’s talk about how where we determine on where to buy our chickens….When it comes to poultry, it is best that to eat chickens that are organic and pastured and has no antibiotics. Make sure the label has Animal Welfare Approved and Certified Humane on it. According to the book, the Food Babe Kitchen, chickens that are humanely raised on pastures are healthier and more nutritious than their indoors-only counterparts, with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids.
Three days ago, I ventured out and made a FoolProof Roasted Chicken. This dish calls for:
1 organic whole chicken
4 tablespoons organic unsalted pasteurized butter
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 lemon, juiced
3 fresh rosemary sprigs
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Place the chicken in a roasting pan.
Mix together the butter, oil, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Massage the mixture over the chicken.
Stuff the chicken with rosemary and 1/2 lemon. Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh registers 165 degrees Fahrenheit , about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours.
Spoon that fat off the pan juices, then add 1/2 cup filtered water to the pan. Set the pan over the stove top and bring to a boil, scraping up the browned bits. Pour the juices over the chicken to serve.