It’s not often I’ll say this, but you’ve just gotta try this recipe!
Both my wife and I love roast chicken. It’s something I make at least once a month, usually following my old standby methods of stuffing the bird with citrus or apples, garlic, onions, and rosemary. There is nothing wrong with that method, and I know I’ll go back to it again.
This time I thought I’d try something a little different.
I’d picked up a whole fryer at the market early in the week with plans to make a roast chicken with the method described above. I almost always roast fryers. They don’t take very long to cook, and believe it or not, they come out a lot more moist than the big roasters do. The problem was that my fresh rosemary had gone fuzzy on me, and dried just doesn’t have the same effect. Also, I wanted some roasted potatoes and carrots, but I didn’t want to mess up the whole kitchen with dinner.
The solution to my dilemma was right inside the fridge door, in the form of a package of bacon.
I’ve laid a slice or two of bacon over the chicken before, but I decided to go a bit nuts this time, and I’m glad I did. (My arteries may not be happy, but my tongue and my tummy were ecstatic!)
Baked Chicken and Vegetables Recipe
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 247Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 9g
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
Nothing. Not a darned thing!
This chicken was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The veggies get a little braise going from the bacon and chicken drippings, which adds so much flavor that it’s just hard to describe.
I’d show you what it looked like plated, but it smelled so good I just couldn’t wait. The end result looked something like this:
This sounds absolutely fabulous for all the wrong reasons, I like the idea of using one pot and easing the cleanup too!
Bacon is the answer to everything!
Hmmmm, can’t figure out why chicken covered in bacon would be droolingly delicious…
Seriously, Jerry, that chicken looks amazing! When are we all invited over to dinner?
All the wrong reasons perhaps… But it was sooooooooooooooo good!
Perhaps not the answer to everything,but definitely the answer to half of it!
You and family are welcome anytime, Love. You might want to wait ’till after Tornado season, though…
I just love roast chicken and am always looking for an excuse to cook one – you’ve given me just the excuse!
I’m looking forward to your interpretation.
I think I’ll try this with leg quarters and I’ll figure out the bacon. Leg quarters are cheap, and that’s important right now.