During the presidential campaign of 1928, a circular published by the Republican Party claimed that if Herbert Hoover won there would be “a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage.”
Even today chicken is pretty inexpensive compared to other meats. We eat a lot of chicken. Not as much beef and quite a bit of seafood – Louisiana Gulf Coast is only 3 hours away. I make it many different ways but I have never been able to make a GOOD Roasted Chicken. I have tried it several times But not a whole roasted chicken.
Well, on page 106 of Donna Hay’s modern classics Book 1 there is a roasted chicken. Simple! Nothing fancy, just a seasoned chicken dry roasted in the oven. How could I go wrong?
Perfect!! Beautifully crispy on the outside. Moist on the inside. Just enough seasoning.
I did not stuff the bird but rather filled the inside with onions, garlic, and salt and pepper. Just right.
Mine was a 5 lb bird. At the end of two hours it was not done quite yet so I roasted it another 15 minutes. Donna lists 65 – 70 minutes for a 3.5 bird at 375. But it did come out beautifully. I need to either check my oven temps or up the temp to 400F.
The recipe is a how to recipe from Donna’s modern classics Book 1. Page 106. Thanks, Donna, I can finally roast a chicken -well!!
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