Good Old Roast Chicken

Re-blog Monday and the Jewish holidays are over and we get a breather till Thanksgiving. Roast Chicken while being a bit intimidating to cook is one of the ultimate in comfort foods. If you’ve never made it give it a try. Super comforting , healthy and delicious. Enjoy!

Cooking with Candi

Good Old Roast Chicken

As a young cook, one of the most intimidating things to make for dinner is a roast chicken. It should be simple but somehow it seems complicated–tying up the legs, stuffing the cavity, etc. It took me many years to feel confident about the bird thing. The carving alone could set you over the edge. I conquered my fear and while I’m not the best carver in the world I make do and figure it out. The key to carving is letting the bird sit for at least 10 minutes. This seals in the juices and makes carving just a bit simpler. I can’t really help with the carving (you can go online and get a tutorial). I go by feel. I used to take a 5 lb chicken and hack it up so badly, but after a few attempts, I sort of figured it out…

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