When the weather is cold the oven goes on low and slow and roasts and stews are the order of the day. From now until the weather starts to warm our home will most likely be full of the aromas of simmering liquids and hearty winter herbs like sage and rosemary. Stone fruits and jams replace fresh herbs as flavorings and the calorie counts rise to cope with the need to stay warm. It’s my favorite time of the year, and roast chicken is one of my favorite dishes to make.
The smells of slow roasting poultry immediately get me thinking of the Holidays. Thoughts of family gatherings past and things that were said around hot meals on blustery evenings with much laughter and joking, holiday specials on television for us kids and veiled references to what was bought for whom. The good times in our family were always most pronounced when the weather got cool, and for me this type of food epitomies family, friends and love.
This chicken recipe is one of my mother’s go-to’s. I share it with all of you in the spirit of the Holidays and I hope that you enjoy it with family and friends. With laughter and joy and perhaps a holiday movie on for the kiddos so that they too have memories like mine when they get to be our ages.
Roast Chicken with Honey-Apricot Glaze Recipe
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 84mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 33gProtein: 5g
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
Nothing, it’s Mom’s recipe. I don’t muck with those.
Links to other recipes like this:
- Apricot Chicken Curry, from Closet Cooking
- Roast Poussin with a Rich Apricot Stuffing, from The Cottage Smallholder
Yummmm. I’m with you. Nothing quite like the smell of slow roasted food in the air!
This looks yummy! Nice job, as always Jerry… Stumbled and del.icio.us’d
Thanks very much for the link!
Your recipe looks delicious.
Apricots are great with duck too.
Apricot is a favorite any way I can get it so clearly I’m loving it with this roast chicken. I agree with you on the roasts & stews, now only if I can get my weather to cooperate. Otherwise, I’m going back to posting salad!
Delicious! What more can I say? Put those two in two together and you’ll see how much splendid a simple dish would be! I can’t wait to whip this on Christmas!