Product Tips & Recipes
Juicy Roasted Chicken
Heat up the kitchen and make a juicy roasted chicken at the same time! With the chilly temps outside, nothing is better than walking into a toasty warm home that smells like home cooked food. Don't be daunted by a whole chicken. Roasting it is easy, and you'll be rewarded with a delicious dinner, followed by some extra meals from just one bird.
All-natural whole chicken
Salt & Pepper
Whole sprigs of fresh herbs (rosemary, basil, thyme...), optional
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Rub olive oil all over the bird, and generously rub salt and pepper both inside and out of the chicken. If you'd like, take it a step further by making slits in the skin and place pats of butter or fresh herbs under the skin. Bake the chicken until the meat reaches 155 degrees. The skin should be golden brown, and the juices should run clear. Remove it from the oven, cover with foil, and let it rest for 10 minutes. Carve it as you would a turkey, and enjoy!
With the leftovers you can make chicken enchiladas, chicken salad, or sandwiches. Don’t forget to use the carcass for a nice chicken stock by simmering it with onions, carrots, celery, and herbs and herbs for several hours, then straining. This freezes well for later use.
And of course always use an all natural chicken, free from hormones and antibiotics. The Co-op sells Smart Chicken which is even a step further in quality! Smart Chicken is air-chilled, all-natural and certified-humane. Come on down and get yours today!