Tuesday, January 11, 2011

EASY ROAST CHICKEN

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I love easy food - as in just stick it in the oven and then dish it up once it cooked :) Makes life easy for everyone, especially on a week night when things need to get done and routines need to happen with kids etc...
So this is one of my easy meals I make when I have other things to do besides cook or just don't feel like it [gasp]

RECIPE
All you do is take a raw chicken (I use free range chicken) and place in a large roasting/oven dish.
Surround with *peeled and chopped up potatoes.
Drizzle with some olive oil and plenty sea salt - and some fresh rosemary (if you have) .
Place in the oven at 180 degrees celcius for roughly an hour to an hour and a half.
Make a quick salad while chicken is cooking (whatever you like- cucumber, tomato, lettuce, feta etc) and place in the fridge.
Check the chicken near the end so you don't burn it. And maybe stir the potatoes a little.
Take out when juices inserted in the leg/thigh area run out clear with no blood in it and the chicken skin is brown and crispy.

Cut up the chicken and serve with the potatoes and salad

* you don't even have to peel the potatoes if you don't have time - they will come out like wedges if you leave the skin on.



14 comments:

  1. This really looks exceptionally good. The color of your finished chicken is beautiful. I'm so glad you stopped by to visit my blog. I hope you'll come often. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  2. I love easy food too! This looks like a winner... Is that baking dish from Woolies? I was thinking of getting one...
    Robyn x

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  3. @my bestfriend's Little sister - thank you :)

    @mary thank you and i will stop by more :) thanks for visiting me :)

    @I am Farmgirl - lol - sorry :)

    @koek - yes that is a woolies dish - and it sooo nice, I love cooking in it :)

    Thanks for the comments :) I love to get to know everyone who stops by here :) yay!!!

    Betty B x

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  4. Awesome, I love easy, fast but healthy meals. This looks like a winner! I'll have to print it out and give it a try. Thanks Bernice

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  5. Oooh yum! Fast and pretty = my kind of meal!
    oxoxo
    Denalee

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  6. Oh my ! I just adore your photography. HOW is it possible that you just made a raw chicken look good !?

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  7. @monique - aaah thanks monique :) - such a nice comment :) its my pleasure :)

    B
    ps let me know how it turns out :)

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  8. @caylee aaah thank you - you are very kind :)

    @silver sands - thanks, hope you will try it :)

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  9. it looks so delicious!

    have a great time,
    Paula

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  10. One of my standby favourites. Love love love roast chicken. I often put sweetpotato, butternut and real potatoes in to roast together. Pure yumminess.

    Have you tried the Ina Paarman Rosemary & Olive Seasoning - my trust favourite especially with chicken.

    YUmmy YUMMY!

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  11. @paula - thank you :)

    @shayne - yes i also put other veg and roast it all together sometimes and I used to use Ina paarman but prefer to use fresh out of the herb garden if possible - when i get it right - that spice is really good in potato salad - give it a try if you haven't before :)

    Betty B x

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  12. Oh I LOVE roast chicken - and yours looks particularly delectable! It's such an easy no-fuss meal to do too - don't know why people are nervous of making it :)

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