Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Herb Roasted Chicken with Carrots and Brussel Sprouts

From Kristi's Kitchen

Featured on Beyond Organic's Facebook page this week


4 lb. whole organic chicken
1 recipe Herb Rub (recipe below)
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. thyme
1/4 tsp. basil
Drizzle of honey
1 small organic orange(optional)

4-5 organic carrots, cut into chunks
1/2 -3/4 lb fresh brussel sprouts, blanched

Herb Rub: (4lb. of meat)
1 1/2 tbsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. paprika
2 tbsp. olive OR grapeseed oil

-Combine all ingredients into a paste and rub away!


-Drain, rinse and pat chicken dry
-Set chicken in roasting dish
-Rub 1 tsp. of Herb rub per quarter between the skin and meat of chicken
-Slather remaining rub on outside skin of the chicken
-Shake remaining seasonings on inside cavity of chicken
-Blanch the brussel sprouts for a few minutes in lightly salted water
-Stuff cavity with half of the orange and as many brussel sprouts as will fit
-Place remaining brussel sprouts and carrots around chicken in roasting dish
-Drizzle the entire dish with honey and oil
-Squeeze the remaining half of the orange over the chicken
-Lightly sprinkle a bit extra salt, thyme, pepper, garlic, basil, thyme and paprika over the top
-Roast in a preheated 375 degree oven for 1 hour & 40 minutes or until juices between the leg joint runs clear -cover with parchment about halfway through to prevent top of chicken from burning
-Once completely cooked let meat rest for 10 minutes before carving

Serve with a nice spinach & strawberry salad
Use the leftovers to make absolutely fabulous chicken salad -Dinner and next day's lunch...

You can also take the bones and pan drippings and add about a quart of water -bring to a boil and simmer for 20-30 minutes- adjust seasoning to taste and you have an amazing chicken stock...some brown rice pasta and few extra veggies and presto -delicious chicken noodle soup!

3 in 1!

Happy Eating!

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