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Chicken on the menu? Why not try one of these easy chicken recipes; this Howcast video series makes it simple with step by step instructions.
You Will Need
- A 3- to 4-lb. chicken
- 4.0 carrots, peeled and cut into large pieces
- 2.0 white onions, peeled and cut into quarters
- 1.0 head garlic, cloves peeled
- 0.25 lb butter, softened
- Salt and pepper
- 0.25 c olive oil
- 0.5 lemon, cut in quarters
- 8.0 sprigs of thyme
- A large roasting pan
- A cutting board
- A paring knife
- 3-ft. piece of butcher’s twine
Heat your oven
Heat your oven to 450º.
Rinse the chicken
Rinse the chicken. Make sure to remove the bag containing the neck & intestines.
Make a bed of vegetables
Make a bed of vegetables. Dump the carrots, onions, celery, and garlic onto the bottom of the pan.
Stuff the chicken with seasoning
Stuff the chicken with seasoning. Insert the garlic, thyme, and lemon into the chicken.
Season beneath the skin
Season beneath the skin. Separate the skin and insert butter and thyme.
Truss the chicken
Truss the chicken.
Season the chicken
Season the chicken in the pan. Drizzle olive oil onto the chicken and then sprinkle salt & pepper.
Put the chicken in the oven
Put the chicken in the oven. The oven should be set at 450º. If it appears the chicken is getting too much color, you should lower the temperature a bit.
Remove the chicken
Remove the chicken after 45 minutes (for a 3 pound chicken). It may take more or less time, depending on the size of the chicken.
Check the chicken
Check the chicken. Gently move one of the chicken’s legs. It should feel loose and easy to pull off. You can also use a knife to cut into the leg. Clear juices should drain out of the meat.