Saturday, May 11, 2013

Rosemary, Lemon Roasted Chicken (**idea from 50 Shades of Chicken)

Earlier this week I shared a review of Fowler's cookbook, 50 Shades of Chicken.  If you didn't get a chance to read it, just click HERE. It's a great read!

My first endeavor from the book was a recipe for rosemary, lemon chicken.  His recipe was for bone in breasts - I had a roaster, so I tweaked things a bit.

It was amazing!  Shauna & Bri couldn't get enough of it.  Comments were that it was "delicious" and "incredibly moist".  Now, either I've been over-cooking chicken for years, or this is a great recipe!  Let's hope it's the second choice.

It's worth giving this a try.  Here's the recipe:

Rosemary, Lemon Roasted Chicken

1 roaster chicken
2-3 lemons/limes
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp rosemary
olive oil

Pre-heat oven to 400.

Thinly slice one lemon. Pour olive oil in baking dish (I like stoneware, myself) and place lemon slices in it. Sprinkle one half of rosemary on top.

Cut the other lemon and a lime in half and put inside roaster.  Drizzle a bit more olive oil over chicken and sprinkle with salt, pepper and rest of rosemary.  Place in baking dish.

Cover with aluminum foil and cook for about 45 minutes.  Remove the foil and finish cooking - approximately another 30 minutes.  You can see my roaster has the pop-up indicator - you can use that or poke the thigh with a fork to see if the juice runs clear.

This was a 5 star recipe in our book!  I made chicken noodle soup with the carcass and we had sandwiches with the meat.  Fantastic!  Give it a try and let me know how it goes!

Sound like fun?  You can check it out on Amazon by clicking Fifty Shades of Chicken: A Parody in a Cookbook As Amazon Associates we receive a small amount for purchases made via here.  Check it out!

Happy eating!
PS.  You'll find a link to this recipe here, as well as lots of other GREAT recipes!
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  1. This looks super yummy and it's not a great idea to read your blog when I'm hungry, nope!

    I think it would work great with chicken breast also, yum!

  2. Delia - that's how the original is done. Haha - it's bad writing it when I am! Thanks for stopping by - Carrie

  3. "50 Shades of Chicken" haaha! What a title! This chicken does look incredible, Carrie. I'm gonna have to try it myself! Love your new website, chickie!

  4. Thanks, Amy! I know - the title caught my eye. Did you watch the video...omg...

  5. I love this post and I love the recipe too. I've a big chicken and I shall make it at the weekend.

  6. Wonderful, Anita-Clare! Enjoy - we found it fantastic! Thanks for stopping by, Carrie

  7. My stomach is growling. We have all the ingredients in the house. When the weather cools down enough to use the oven, may try it. In the meantime, I pinned it. (I tried to pin the Rocky Road Fudge recipe, too, but Pinterest wouldn't let me.)

  8. I hear you! Too hot for that right now! I will check on the Rocky Road Fudge. :)

  9. I have done a roast chicken with lemon and rosemary before but I've never tried limes. And I've never tried that first step with lemon slices, olive oil and rosemary in the bottom of the baking dish. I've got a juicy free range chicken in the freezer, so this is going to be Sunday's roast. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

  10. You are more than welcome, Kate! We LOVED it! Let me know how it goes - Carrie