Friday, July 17, 2015

Try Something New : Week One

This week we tried :

Simple Roast Chicken with Garlic and Rosemary 

( recipe from


  • True to it's name, the recipe was simple:

     I followed the instructions to a T.
  • The list of ingredients was very short:

1 (4- to 5-pound) chicken
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
4 large cloves garlic, minced
1 lemon, halved
3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • The directions were easy to follow:

Wash and dry chicken, 
brush with butter and garlic,
stuff with lemon and rosemary,
roast at 450* F.,
baste every 15 minutes,
and rest 10 minutes before carving.

*This is a very abbreviated version of the directions.*
  • And, best of all, the chicken was delicious!

    We enjoyed the legs and thighs for dinner.
    The breast we ate the next day, cold.
    It had a mild, pleasant, flavor from the rosemary and lemon.

  • Here are some pictures I took of the process:

Glad to have fresh rosemary growing in a pot on the porch. :)

Ingredients and equipment gathered

Chicken covered in garlic-y butter, stuffed, trussed and ready to roast.

Tasty chicken ready for dinner. :) Yum!


Sunshine Country said...

This looks and sounds so good! :) I love the flavor of rosemary, so I think I would really like this!

A Heart of Praise said...

This looks and sounds amazing! Stefan and Sherra recently gave us a couple of frozen chickens they butchered, I might try making this recipe with them. Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

Chicken, garlic, and rosemary...three of my favorite things :) Thank you so much for sharing this tasty recipe with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs and blessings to you!

Jean | said...

What a beauty! I wouldn't even want to carve that up! But I'm sure the aroma would have me slicing away, just as soon as I got the photo!