Chicken Under a Brick, Roast Potatoes and Salad

Flattening a whole chicken by cutting out the backbone and flattening it a bit makes it cook more quickly.  I’ve done this before, with a recipe from Jacques Pepin that was browned on the stove and then finished in the oven.   Tonight I did the same technique, but just rubbed some salt, pepper, granulated garlic […]

Roasted Marinated Whole Chicken

I’ve marinated chicken parts countless times, bud had never marinated a whole chicken before. It makes sense though. Clean the chicken out (saving the neck to make chicken broth later!), then marinate half a day or even overnight before roasting according to your usual degree and time preferences.  (Here’s a recap of various roasting times […]

Crockpot Roast Chicken and Do-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Crockpot Roast Chicken. Usually, a whole chicken in the crockpot falls apart on me, but I saw a new method and thought I’d try it. The seasoning was bland so I’ll play with that next time, but the texture of the chicken was great. The trick is to crumple up some aluminum foil and put […]