Monday, May 10, 2010

Poulet rôti au citron et aux herbes avec pommes de terre

Monday. Enough said. I got all my work done and set out to make dinner, but got distracted by a ton of things. One of which being my fridge. Yuck. I guess it has been a while since I cleaned it. Having teenagers around all the time, They do not tell me when they spill. An hour later I have a clean fridge and am ready to get started on dinner. I am going for:
Poulet rôti au citron et aux herbes avec pommes de terre (Lemon And Herb Roasted Chicken With Potatoes)

1 (4 to 5 pound) free-range chicken

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 lemon, halved
1 head garlic, halved
1/4 bunch each fresh rosemary, thyme, parsley, oregano
1/4 cup olive oil
11/2 pounds potatoes
Directions
If using a reynolds oven bag Preheat the oven to 350.
If not Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Rinse the chicken with cool water, inside and out, and make sure to remove any giblets, neck etc... then pat it dry with paper towels. Season the cavity with salt and pepper, and then stuff the lemon, garlic, and herbs inside. Place the chicken, breast-side up, in a roasting pan. Toss the potatoes around the chicken. Season the whole thing with a fair amount of salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Roast the chicken and potatoes in around the chicken.

Bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. If you don't use an oven bag, don't forget to baste the chicken with the drippings and rotate the pan every 20 minutes or so to insure a golden crispy skin. If you use a bag, you don't have to do anything but wait. The chicken is done when an instant-read thermometer says 165 degrees F when inserted into the thickest part of the thigh (the legs of the chicken should wiggle easily from the sockets too.) Remove the chicken to a platter and let stand for 10 minutes, so the juices settle back into the meat before carving. Serve with the roasted potatoes on the side.
Easy, quick and yummy.

I also made lemon garlic green beans because they accompany this dish nicely. Green beans, garlic, lemon, butter and olive oil. Cook for 15- 20 minutes.

I also made strawberry shortcake
It was a hit. 8 teenagers tonight

They all loved it.

Even Taylor and Tots had 2nds. haha

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