There is nothing more fun than the times someone else cooks for you. This time it was my obedient oven.
I usually make oven-roasted chicken when all my other dinner ideas run dry. Its healthy and wholesome and doesn't need much supervision either.
I will first list out the ingredients for my chicken roast and then the steps.
Ingredients for Oven-Roasted Chicken and Vegetables are:
1 whole chicken, skin on, without giblets (about 1.5 kg)
Half teaspoon dried rosemary
Half teaspoon dried oregano
Black pepper powder
1 medium red onion, cut into quarters
Handful of green beans, halved
Baby potatoes, skin on and halved
2-3 carrots, diced
Cloves of garlic
Truss your chicken. We don’t want Miss Chicken spreading her wings and legs while she is being roasted. That’s very unbecoming of ladies!
Mix the butter, dried herbs, pepper and salt. The idea here is to get under the skin of Miss Chicken. Take little portions of the rub, with your fingers, find edges, nooks and corners under the skin of the chicken and gently rub the butter mixture on. This will keep the chicken moist.
Once the insides are nicely stuffed, rub the same mixture all over the chicken from the outside.
It takes about an hour and change to finish roasting the chicken. Poke a fork in the chicken to see if the juices run clear, that’s the sign of a cooked chicken. The melted butter and juices from the chicken will add a lot of flavor to the bed of vegetables.