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Snow Day: Oven Roasted Chicken

10 Feb

As I’ve mentioned on this site before, I have lived all over the country.  Along with that, I’ve experienced all kinds of weather.  So far, Colorado seems to be a fine mix of my experiences on both the East and West coasts.  A little snow, a lot of sunshine, and enough variety so when I’m really cold (weather-wise, I’ll always be a California girl), I know a warm-up is only a few days away.

So while my friends back East dig out from feet of the white stuff, I offer a cozy, simple winter meal that goes very well with a snow day.

Yes, we built this!

Yes, we built this!

OVEN ROASTED CHICKEN (serves 4)
3T olive oil
2 1/2-3lb chicken
3 potatoes, cut into 1 1/2in. chunks
1 garlic clove, minced
2t rosemary, crumbled
6T lemon juice
1/2t salt
1/4t pepper

Grease baking pan with one tablespoon oil.  Toss chicken and potatoes with remaining oil and arrange in pan.  Sprinkle with garlic, rosemary and four tablespoons lemon juice.  Cover loosely with foil.  Bake 30 minutes at 400 degrees.  Uncover and bake 15 minutes more, turning chicken to brown.  Sprinkle with remaining lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.  Spoon pan juices over chicken and serve.

ChickenMy brother made this last night as we watched the snowflakes fall.  Perfect with a glass of red wine and I made a side dish of roasted brussels sprouts (let me know if you want that recipe).  Stay warm out there and mangia!

 

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