I joined a CSA this winter, and my favorite part of it, so far, was an organic, free range chicken. The moment I saw it, I knew I wanted to do something special with it.
But sometimes the best recipes are the simplest, and this was one of those times. This chicken would make an excellent weeknight dinner, and roasting is by far the easiest preparation imaginable.Â Since it also adds a ton of flavor, you really can’t do much better.
So if you want something healthy and easy after a season of elaborate holiday cooking, try this.Â And happy new year, everyone!Â I, for one, am ringing in 2009Â by giving myÂ kitchen a rest for a day or two!
Garlic Roasted Chicken
1 whole chicken, cut into breasts and legs, skin removed
6 large garlic cloves
1/3 cup olive oil
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Rub each chicken breast and leg with olive oil, salt and pepper. Finely chop the garlic cloves and cover the chicken with them.
Roast for 25-30 minutes, or until chicken reaches internal temperature of 165 degrees. Serve.