|Roast chicken, green beans, and gnocchi.|
|Finished roast chicken|
1/2 teaspoon of of the following herbs: basil, thyme, fennel, white peppercorns, and rosemary
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
Preheat oven to 350 F/177 C.
Place spices in a spice grinder and grind into powder. Put spice powder into a small dish and add olive oil. Rub mixture on chicken and place on a roasting pan. Place it into a preheated oven. Roast for 60 minutes.
|Chicken rubbed with herbs; ready for the oven|
That's all there is to it!
Roast Chicken Part Deux
This time we brined the chicken overnight prior to roasting. Why? We wondered if it would have a noticeable difference in taste and moisture. Why did we do this? Because of a conversation I had with a member of the waitstaff at one of my favorite local restaurants. She mentioned marinating chicken. I pondered our conversation and decided to brine a chicken.
After we took the chicken out of the brine, we let it dry out for 1 hour. Then we rubbed olive oil and Kosher salt and ground pepper all over the skin. We roasted it in 350 F/ 177C for 60 minutes.
The result - incredible mouth watering moist chicken. The best chicken we have ever made. Who knew? The bottom line - we will brining our chickens in the future.