Organic Roast Chicken Recipe

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in Blog, Nutrition, Recipes | 0 comments

Organic Roast Chicken Recipe

Delicious Organic Roast Chicken Recipe

Of all the dinner recipes I know, this organic roast chicken recipe is my absolute favorite!  It’s totally clean eating approved, ridiculously easy, presentation perfect and takes ‘delicious’ to all new levels.  We usually have plenty of leftovers which means fresh yummy chicken for sandwiches for the kids’ lunches (or about a gazillion other recipes ;)  Not only that, but you’ll also have a hormone free, range free carcass to use for making your own chicken stock or bone broth.  I have yet to find a chicken stock (broth) at any of my local stores that doesn’t also come with a slew of added shelf stabilizing ingredients that take it immediately off the ‘clean eating’ approved list, so making your own is not only easy and cost effective, but also much better for you and your family.  Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole organic chicken, giblets and excess fat from cavity removed
  • 2 Tbl ROOM TEMP organic, grass fed unsalted butter (I use Kerrygold and love it!)
  • Pink Himalayan or Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • Marjoram
  • Dried Parsley
  • Garlic Powder
  • Celery (the inside bits and ends that no one ever wants is perfect)
  • Onion, peeled and roughly chopped

*I will note that there’s an almost unlimited number of seasonings and ‘stuffings’ that you can use with your bird.  Feel free to experiment!  And if you find that you don’t have everything on this list, please know that it will still be INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS with just the butter and sea salt and either the onion or celery inside.

**You will need to wash your hands frequently to prevent contaminating your spice jars (etc) with the raw chicken.  ;)

Method:

Step 1:  Preheat oven to 425.  Let your bird rest on the kitchen counter for 30 minutes if possible.  If you don’t have time it’s ok.  I’ve had to rush before and still had it turn out beautifully.  I promise you, it really is almost impossible to ruin the bird.  Under or overcooking is your only concern. :)

Step 2: Rinse your bird with cool running water and pat dry with paper towels.  Place it in an oven safe dish or roasting pan, breast side up, and sprinkle the cavity of the chicken liberally with the seasonings (at least a tsp of each).  Fill the cavity with the celery and chopped onion.

Step 3: Give your bird a nice massage with the butter.  You don’t have to be too precise about it, we’re not at the Ritz Spa or anything.  I usually just put a small pat (maybe a third of a Tbl) in the crevice between each leg, each wing, the top of the legs and about 6 across the back and breasts. You don’t have to rub it in too carefully, just enough so that it stays in place.

Step 4:  Sprinkle your bird lightly with the seasonings.  I don’t measure it out, I just start at one side and sprinkle across to the other side.  If you have a favorite seasoning (mine tends to be garlic), give it a few extra sprinkles for good measure.  You really can’t go wrong here.  :)

Step 5:  Using kitchen string, tie your birds legs together. (If you don’t have any, I’ve soaked a toothpick and used it to bring the fatty skin flaps over the cavity opening.  You just want to close that up the best you can.)

Step 6:  Turn your bird over so the back is up and repeat steps 3 and 4. (I know, the pic is breast up, but I’m a recent breast down convert..it makes them extra juicy!)

Step 7:  Place in the oven, and roast until skin is deep golden brown and crisp and the juices run clear when pierced, about 90 minutes. When the chicken seems done, insert an instant-read thermometer into the breast, then the thigh. The breast temperature should read 180 degrees and the thigh 190 degrees.

Step 8:  Take your bird out of the oven and let it rest (don’t cut into it) for about 15 minutes so the juices will settle, then carve and serve!  Ta-da!

Give this easy roast chicken recipe a try, and I hope you’ll let me know how it turns out! If you’re on my Facebook Fan Page, post a pic so I can see!  And if you’re not, let’s fix that!  Find me HERE :)

roast chicken recipe

Organic Roast Chicken-My families FAVORITE!

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