Yellow Bell Farm Perfect Roast Chicken
Prep: 15 min
Roast: 425°F for 20 min per lb (approximately 80 - 140 min)
Follow this classic (and easy) method to cook a wonderfully crispy, moist chicken. Pat the chicken down to eliminate steam issue; place in roasting pan and drizzle olive oil over it; then grind liberal amounts of sea salt and pepper onto the bird. Optionally, stuff the chicken with lemon, rosemary and garlic. Then (most importantly) roast the bird “fast and high” at 425°F for 20min per lb. Peel and slice vegetables, toss in olive oil, and lay in roasting pan beside bird when there is ½ hr. roasting time remaining. Check chicken frequently as oven temps vary. If the chicken is done before vegetables, remove the bird to rest on a platter while the vegetables finish. Once chicken and vegetables are done, and set on the platter, make this yummy simple pan sauce: Deglaze the pan with white wine or chicken stock, using a wooden spoon to loosen bits, pour into a gravy bowl (straining it if you wish), and add a tablespoon of butter for a rich, very delicious pan sauce. The results: juicy chicken with crisp brown skin, delicious vegetables, and all with an amazing sauce!
Recipe Notes: Ask Yellow Bell Farm for their tip on making a delicious chicken broth with leftovers from this recipe.
Market Source: Many recipe ingredients are available at the Market. Both Yellow Bell Farm and Cowberry Crossing Farm have roasting chickens. Demi Olive Oil has extra virgin olive oil, and Spice Revolution has sea salts and pepper. Seasonally, shoppers can seek fresh rosemary, garlic and root vegetables (parsnips, carrots, rutabagas, turnips, potatoes and onions) from our farms: Cowberry Crossing Farm, Gakeski Produce, J&A Farm, Little Seed Gardens, Neversink Farm, Mead Orchards and Wright's Farm.