Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Roast Citrus Chicken

There aren't many things more comforting that Roast Chicken. Growing up my mom would make Roast Chicken on any given day. Now, living far from home and being the cook in my kitchen, the smell of a roasting chicken in the oven is something that brings me back to those childhood days!
The chicken is stuffed with onion, garlic, lemon slices, orange slices, s-n-p, and oregano. The chicken sits on a bed of vegetables and roasts in the oven for about 21 minutes per pound.
Try this chicken... I know you'll love it!

Whole chicken
head of garlic
orange slices
lemon slices
adobo (a blend of spanish spices)
olive oil

Clean the chicken. Cut the head of garlic horizontally. Slice the onion. Drizzle the cavity of the chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with s-n-p and oregano. Add some of the onion, a few orange and lemon slices and the entire head of garlic. Pull the skin away from the meat of the chicken with your hand, drizzle with olive oil salt and pepper a teaspoon or so of adobo and add a few slices of citrus to each side. Coat the outside of the chicken with olive oil to help brown the skin. Place the chicken on top of an assortment of your favorite vegetables that you've seasoned. Roast at 350 until a thermometer reads 165 degrees.


Spryte said...

Sounds yummy! I made grilled citrus chicken that I'll be posting in a few days.

Donna-FFW said...

MMM, the flavors here sound wonderful, and the skin looks so crispy!! Adobo is one of my favorite spices.

Anonymous said...

Yum! Roasted chicken is hard to beat!

Karine said...

This chicken looks great! I love the addition of the orange slices.

nora@ffr said...

i love the flavour used here.. a must try.. my first visit and m loving it very much.

otehlia cassidy said...

One of my favorite things to make as the weather cools. The browned skin looks so tasty!