Perfect Chicken Indeed

I made Ina Garten’s Perfect Roast Chicken one night this week for supper. It was perfect. I usually bake my whole chicken at 350 degrees for a couple of hours. I drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the top and sprinkle on some salt and pepper. We eat it with mashed potatoes and steamed veggies, and the leftovers are reincarnated into chicken salad or chicken burrito bowls. There were no leftovers from this chicken, honestly.

Her recipe calls for a five to six pound chicken stuffed with a halved lemon, a bunch of fresh thyme, a halve head of garlic; and then rubbed down with butter and salted and peppered. Roast at 450 degrees for an hour and a half. It tasted like rotisserie chicken, no joke.

I served this alongside her potato salad which wasn’t all that flavorful. It called for champagne vinegar, which I didn’t have. I used apple cider vinegar, but I can’t imagine the taste would be much different if I had used the champagne vinegar. I will make this salad again using the correct ingredients before passing final judgment.

Hope you’re enjoying your Saturday!




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