So let’s do 2 for a now and later!
From the Kitchen of Terri Bergman
Amazing Roasted and Herbed Whole Chicken
SERVES: 6 each whole chicken
2 5 pound whole chickens, often sold in 2 packs
For the Filling/Cavity:
1-2 Lemons quartered
For the Sauce:
2-3 cups chicken stock
1 Tbsp of corn starch
Rinse and dry 2 whole chickens. Take the quartered fresh lemons and place in cavity. In a large shallow roaster, place the chickens fronts facing down and season with butter, Amazing Rub and Amazing Herbes.
*If you like this is a great place and time to roast potatoes, squash and whole onions at the pan bottom!
Set oven hot to 375 degrees and convention if you have that option.
Roast uncovered for 35 minutes.
The backs should be browned and at this point, turn chickens front side up, use a little butter or oil to brush on fronts, and sprinkle with Amazing Rub.
Bake 30 minutes in the still hot oven (375) and then reduce the heat to 325 degrees and continue to cook for 40- 60 additional minutes, covered with foil. That’s about a 2 hr cook time, but I like roasted chicken falling apart tender – and that is what this timing delivers! Let your oven do the work!
Remove from oven, set for 10-15 minutes, the juices make a great sauce, remove top oil/fat, add stock, bring to slow boil, add ½ cup water and corn starch. Should be nice and smooth and very flavorful!
If you want to get decadent you could add wine or cream –
This is a fun way to make a meal for now, and have a glorious spare for chicken salad, fajitas, soup, pot pie…I could go on and on! ENJOY!