Roasted Chicken with Garlic, Parsley & Citrus, Roasted Carrots
- Chicken - Whole or Half
- Garlic - A few Cloves
- Parsley - A handful, chopped
- Rosemary - A few Sprigs, chopped
- Cara Cara Oranges - 1 orange
- Carrots - A bunch
- Kosher or Pink Salt - to taste
- Olive Oil - for drizzling
- Butter - 3-4 TB
- Lettuce - A head
- Rice Vinegar - A dash
- Turn oven onto 415 convection bake or 350 conventional.
- Choose a roasting dish, and drizzle with olive oil, add a dash of salt and your chopped herbs.
- Clean chicken with water, pat with a towel and massage with a sprinkling of coarse kosher salt (pink is great too!)
- Place chicken in roasting dish and massage with olive oil and herbs already in place.
- Melt 3 tablespoons or more of butter (in oven as it's heating), cut one cara cara orange in 1/2 & crush a few cloves of garlic.
- Massage the garlic, love & gratitude into the chicken... You can tie legs together with string if you want to... Pour melted butter on top.
- Squeeze cara caras on top and all around.. Place the squeezed oranges into the cavity of the chicken with some more herbs.
- Place carrots on the side or in another roasting pan with olive oil and salt (no need to peel these thin carrots)
- Place chicken in the middle of the oven.
- Baste and check your chicken every 15 - 18 minutes.
- *1 lb of chicken is cooked every 15 minutes*
- So depending on the weight of the chicken, cook accordingly.
- As the skin begins to crisp, you might want to cover with foil if needed.
- You can insert a meat thermometer in the thigh to see where it's at: Chicken is usually cooked at 165-175 degrees.
- Once cooked, you can let the chicken rest a few minutes on the stove with a beautiful towel on top.
- While the chicken is cooling prep a side salad.
- Always salt your salad before dressing. With a dressing of avocado, walnut or olive oil, a dash of rice vinegar and a squeeze of cara cara orange.
- I love to create the dressing in the bowl before I create the salad.
- Then mix together with hands.
- This meal will take about an hour in total to prep and cook.
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