I believe that we all need to have at least one really good recipe for the roasted chicken in our repertoire. It is often easy to make, it can please a crowd, and in most cases, you have leftovers to use in other recipes. That is why I am sharing with you this simple and versatile recipe for Mediterranean roasted chicken. Trust me, you are going to love it!
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As long as I can remember, every time when mom would say that she is preparing dinner with meat, that had to be chicken. That’s because my brother and I only wanted to eat chicken and not any other meat. Of course, that’s not the case now, but then we just didn’t want to eat any other kind of meat. Just chicken! And, honestly, sometimes I think that even today I could go without red meat. I do eat it now, mostly because of my husband, ’cause he likes diversity in the kitchen, but I believe that the chicken is enough.
Roasted Chicken for Pleasing a Crowd
As I said, we all need one good recipe for roasted chicken, and I believe that this one is THE ONE!
I know there are so many different ways to prepare roasted chicken, but trust me when I tell you that this one is very, very, VERY DELICIOUS! And it is really easy to make. It is made all at once, in one roasting dish. And you can use any kind of vegetables you like for the base! The key ingredients are the olive oil, herbs, and honey. Yes! The honey goes really nice with all the other flavors, and it is not going to be too sweet.
With this recipe, you will end up with most wonderful broth at the bottom of a roasting dish, and you can use it any way you want! Sometimes I make the gravy out of it, and sometimes I use it to cook the rice or flavor the potatoes the next day.
Do you have any interesting ideas of how to use this delicious broth? I would love to hear your opinions in the comments below.
Roasting dish is your BFF!
To roast the chicken, or any meat and veggies, you can use any kind of roasting dish. But I honestly believe that investing in a good deep roasting dish is worth it. Especially if it comes with the lid. That way all the juices are kept inside during the cooking process, and you remove the lid only at the end to get that golden and crispy skin.
There are many different sizes of roasting dishes, and it is up to you which one you want to buy. I would only recommend that you take the one made out of some kind of metal because those are lighter in weight and easier to handle.
Don’t have enough time? There is another way!
Here is one extra tip for roasting a chicken! If you want to cut the roasting time in half, all you have to do is to butterfly the chicken or to cut it into pieces. To butterfly the chicken all you have to do is to remove the backbone using the kitchen scissors and to flatten the chicken by pressing the top of the breasts with the palm of your hand. And that’s it!
Now let’s get on to business!
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