Whole Baked Chicken
We went to the local farmers market again today. I noticed a small whole chicken I immediately became excited about making a whole chicken roast, and of course recording and sharing the recipe. It was a lot of fun to make. When you think of making dishes like this you automatically think it will be a lot of work and a big mess. This simply is just not the case. Let's get started!
garlic (to your desire)
salt & pepper
whole chicken (~2lb)
bacon (6 slices)
First things first, you want to go ahead and preheat your oven to 400F. Now we can start cooking. Coarsely chop lemons, onions, and rosemary. Throw them all in a bowl with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix it all up and let the aromatics get to know each other well.
Once the chicken is nice and stuffed, give it a nice pat down with a dry paper towel. It is important that the skin of the chicken is good and dry in order for it to become crunchy like everyone loves.
The juices left in the bottom of the pan from the bacon, chicken, and mushrooms make a great sauce for the whole plate. I roasted some potatoes as well for a well rounded meal. So perfect.