Yesterday, I was browsing through google reader and came across Jessica’s springtime honey garlic roast chicken skillet. Something about it caught my eye, but I brushed it off since I’d never actually attempted to roast a whole chicken myself. Later on at the grocery store, I decided to check out the poultry section. They usually never have any sort of organic, free range, antibiotic free chicken, but they had something closer than they ever had before.
Not only did they have the chicken breasts, but a whole 3.5 lb. chicken (and only one left!). I quickly whipped out my phone to re-look up Jessica’s recipe to see what else I needed. I drove the cart full speed back to the produce section to grab garlic, mushrooms, and an onion (I already had asparagus in the cart). I’m so glad I made this spontaneous decision, because my dinner was exceptional.
I started out by chopping the vegetables and mixing them with olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper, and Jessica stated.
I added in some campari tomatoes because I had them on hand and love the taste of roasted tomatoes. Next, I cut the heads off the garlic, dropped some olive oil on each, and wrapped them in tin foil. Finally, I prepared the chicken.
Well hello there! Thank god the giblets were all bagged together for easy removal! #firsttimerproblems
I put the chicken, garlic, and veggies together in a glass roasting dish and set it at 425 degrees for 90 minutes.
The skin started to get super crispy and burn at about 60 minutes in, so I placed some tin foil over the top. I don’t usually eat the skin anyway, so it was fine!
The garlic came out nothing short of perfect.
I see lots of garlic roasting in my future. The pieces squeezed right out and made for a perfect chicken and vegetable topping when mashed together with some honey!
Thanks Jessica for seriously making my Monday 10 times better!
Oh, and good news! I got my car back!
Driver side door = all fixed! (Weird reflection of the grass, right?)
I ended my night with Desperate Housewives on demand and indulging in this goodness: