How to Roast a Chicken and Root Vegetables





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Uploaded on Apr 21, 2011

Pt 2 - How to Make Chicken Stock From Scratch: http://youtu.be/iF5zd2i-45w
Pt 3 - How to Make Mega Mineral Soup: http://youtu.be/7cGXXZ8VFjI

http://mamanatural.com/ This is the first part of a three-part series where I'll show you how to use every part of this bird!

I don't know about you, but when I first roasted a chicken I felt a bit intimidated. It seemed like such a big extravaganza. But it's really pretty simple.

What you'll need

A chicken (we try to buy from local farmers, as the quality is better)
A selection of root vegetables. In the video above we use potatoes, carrots, celerity, sweet potatoes, rutabaga, and turnips. What you use it up to you.
Seasoning. I like sea salt, mixed herbs, pepper, and Trader Joe's 21 Seasoning Salute. Again, up to you.
Butter. Lots of it. Butter is the magical cooking elixir that makes everything delicious.

You also need a good roasting pan.

How to roast your chicken

Chop all your vegetables thinly - in quarter-inch discs or even thinner. This is the most time consuming part of the process, so get a chopping buddy!

Place all you chopped vegetables in the bottom of your roasting pan.
Add butter on top of the vegetables - maybe four tablespoons in all.

Add salt, pepper, and seasoning to taste.

Place your chicken breast-side-down on the roasting rack. Add salt and spices atop the skin. Bonus: Place slivers of butter beneath the skin.

Preheat oven to 450.

You'll cook the bird for 20 minutes this way. Then flip it breast-side-up on the rack and cook for another hour at 350.

How big is your bird? A great rule of thumb is to cook it 20 minutes for each pound. You may want to invest in a meat thermometer.

Bon appetit!

Take your bird out of the oven and let it sit for about 20 minutes. Your vegetables should be cooked through and infused with tasty chicken drippings. And your bird should be juicy and delicious.

Enjoy a deluxe chicken meal with family or friends. Then pick all the meat off the bird and store it for leftovers.

Got a stock pot? Wonderful! We're going to put those chicken bones to great use. But that will have to wait until next time.

What about you?
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Genevieve , http://MamaNatural.com


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