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|Thomas Keller's Roast Chicken|
A couple of months ago, I managed to make my first whole chicken. This is a big deal for me, almost like cross it off my bucket list big deal. For years, my expertise has been baking. But only in the last year or so have I tried to be more adventurous in my cooking. Don't get me wrong, I can make a mean pancake, scrambled egg, or pasta dish. But I really wanted to stretch and learn to make post-college meals.
|Rosemary Chicken in the Crockpot|
Enter the whole chicken. Over the last couple months, we have tried a variety of whole chicken recipes. I'm not going to lie - it's kind of gross taking out the insides. And it's a little tough trying to make sure it's fully cooked (note to self: must order kitchen thermometer). But, it is really satisfying cooking a whole chicken. I feel like I am following in the footsteps of my great grandmother who I'm sure cooked her own whole chickens on their farm in North Dakota. Luckily, mine come dead and ready to go! Yikes - can you imagine starting with a live bird?!
|Bundt Pan Roasted Chicken|
So, instead of doing tutorials, I'm sharing the recipes we've tried and asking for any ones you just love that should be added to our list to try. Here you go:
Apple Crockpot Chicken (Easy easy, but not high on flavor.)
Easy Roasted Rosemary Chicken (More tips on crockpot chicken here. Obviously this was my first time working with rosemary and I didn't realize I should chop it up. Eh, win some, lose some.)
Thomas Keller's Favorite Simple Roast Chicken (Oh my word - the skin on this chicken was divine!)
Bundt Pan Roasted Chicken (This was probably our best one yet. IGE posted it a couple weeks ago, and when my friend Melissa tried it, I knew it was next on our list. It gave us super moist and crispy skin all over the bird! We skipped the lemon inside and used McCormick's Grill Mates Applewood Rub inside and outside the bird. One thing though - our pan is deep and the bottom of the chicken was not cooking so we actually flipped the bird halfway through. It worked great!)
|Easy Roasted Rosemary Chicken|
Alright, do you challenge yourself in the kitchen? I'll be sharing my 2013 Kitchen Adventures tomorrow.