Thursday, April 14, 2011

Engagement Chicken?

This morning on Martha Stewart they had Glamour Magazine's new cookbook
"100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know"

Rumor has it this easy-to-make roast chicken with ultra-crisp skin and subtle lemon flavor will inspire your boyfriend to pop the question. Serve with Baked New Potatoes for a marriage-worthy meal.
So here it is.  Maybe pass this on to anyone you know who is trying to get that man to commit. 
I am planning on giving this book to my girls for their show gifts.

1 (4-pound) chicken

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 whole lemons, plus 1 sliced crosswise, for garnish

1 tablespoon coarse salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Fresh herbs, such as 4 sprigs rosemary, 4 sprigs sage, or 8 sprigs thyme

1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees with rack set in upper third.
2.Remove giblets from chicken and rinse chicken inside and out with cold water. Set chicken, cavity-side down, in a colander to drain for 2 minutes. Pat chicken dry with paper towels and place breast-side down in a medium roasting pan fitted with a rack; pour lemon juice all over chicken, inside and out. Season chicken, inside and out, with salt and pepper.

3.Pierce whole lemons three times with the tines of a fork; place pierced lemons inside cavity. Using kitchen twine, truss chicken to enclose. Transfer roasting pan to oven and reduce temperature to 350 degrees; roast for 15 minutes.

4.Remove roasting pan from oven and, using tongs or two wooden spoons, turn chicken breast-side up. Return chicken to oven and cook until a thermometer inserted into the thigh reaches 180 degrees and juices run clear when thigh is pierced with a fork, 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes.

5.Let chicken stand 15 minutes before carving. Transfer carved chicken to a serving platter and pour juices from roasting pan over chicken. Garnish with lemon slices and fresh herbs; serve.
I think I can even make this, looks really easy!!
These potatoes go well with the engagement chicken


Serves 2 to 4

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