Sunday Supper: Perfect Roast Chicken
PUBLISHED ON: 11.03.2013
Simple, real food on this Sunday shared with family and friends is what eating is all about….Enjoy!
Perfect Roast Chicken
Adapted from Ina Garten
2- 5-6 lb. Roasting Chickens
Freshly ground black pepper
1 head of garlic, cut in half, crosswise
Sprigs of Rosemary
2 lemons quartered
2 medium onions quartered
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Remove any excess fat, pin feathers and pat the outside dry. Generously salt and pepper the inside of the chickens. Stuff the cavities with sprigs of rosemary, quarters of lemons, onion and garlic. Brush the outside of the chickens with olive oil, and sprinkle salt and pepper again.
Roast the chickens for approximately 2 hours, or until the juices run clear when you cut between a leg and a thigh. Remove the chickens from the roasting pan an cover with aluminum foil for 20 minutes. Slice, serve and enjoy.
Perfect! Looks crispy delicious!
I have to say they do look perfect. We also had chicken last night but I made Javanese chicken.Have a good week. Diane
They look fantastic! Perfect weather for that today!
I adore roast chicken. 🙂 Just the thought of that salty, crispy skin makes me swoon. 🙂 Gorgeous. 🙂
T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types
LOVE roast chicken – so simple and so perfect. These birds look beautiful!
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
Is there anything that says family, friends and comfort than a well roasted chicken? I think not. Yours looks wonderful.
Roast chicken is a favorite Sunday afternoon meal of mine. Your birds are nice and golden!
Oh my, Velva!!! Those chickens do look absolutely perfect! Leave it to Ina. You can always count on her. Plus I would say she is the queen of roast chicken since she makes it so often for good ol' Jeffrey 🙂
Simply stunning and mouthwatering roasted chicken. Deepa
Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen
Sunday and roasted chicken sound perfect to me.Sam
My favorite method is the Thomas Keller technique, using a 450F oven–very similar!
From the Kitchen
Delicious Sunday memories are associated with roasted chickens!!Best,Bonnie
Very much PERFECT. I love roast chicken.
Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)
And does anything make the kitchen/house smell better than roasting a chicken. Thanks Velva!
It's funny to me that \”a simple roast chicken\” has a million recipes out there. Because it's such an amazingly versatile dish. And really, really simple. So much flavor that you don't need a lot to make it sing. I love all the variations!
They look perfect from here.
That's a pair of gorgeous chickens, simply beautiful. But not too beautiful to eat.
Roast chicken is my favorite thing to have on Sunday. And, can't go wrong with an Ina recipe!
YUM! I love chicken like this… with mashed potatoes.
Taste of Beirut
just the type of dish and recipe that appeals to me; easy, delicious, no-fuss. Perfect!
Oh yummy, I love this chicken meal, my type of confort food…and one day I will be making your recipe dear Velva! Thanks for it and for your sweet visit.FABBY
Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon
I love roasted chicken. Your's is beautiful.
Roasted chicken is always a classic Sunday favourite and you have cooked yours very well.
Velva, these look like the perfect roasted chickens! I love the flavors of garlic, rosemary, and lemon. Such an easy dinner, but always one of my very favorites! Great post!
perfect is exactly the right word! They are perfectly crispy, perfectly juicy and perfectly plump! YUM!
I make roast chickens quite often, but they don't ever look nearly as lovely as these! Will be trying your recipe soon!
You had yourself some mighty fine looking chickens there, Velva. I bet they were delicious! I usually stuff mine with orange segments. I must try lemons and Rosemary.Thanks for sharing…
Beautiful color and one of my favorite meals!