Wednesday, October 10, 2012

:: The Yield-- Roasted Chicken ::

We Did it! 
We raised meat chickens. 
We recently filled the freezer with chickens we raised ourselves. 

...And tonight we ate roasted chicken for dinner! 

This is one of the smaller birds. It's just The Honey and a smaller chicken was perfect for just the two of us. 

I don't really have a recipe that I followed, though I had read several online today. 

Basically, I Stuffed it with onion, garlic and bell pepper;
rubbed it down with Olive Oil and Rosemary.
Tied the legs and wings up with cotton string. Added 1 qt. of water to the pan, threw 2 large potatoes and 1 lb of baby carrots; along with the rest of the onion and bell pepper and garlic. 
And sprinkled the whole pot with salt and pepper!  
Roasted it in a 350° oven for about 1 hour...

The only thing I'd do different would be when I took it out to check on it...I'd have basted it. I forgot. But overall I'd say---------

It was soooo YUMMIE! 

Deborah Jean's Dandelion House

The grace of the LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. ~Philippians 4:23


Revi said...

It does sound very tasty - but did you have to do the yucky part yourself? I remember my mom talking about her mother doing it when she was a child. If you did, I am impressed. I would not know what to do - you never cease to amaze me.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Congratulations! My grandmother raisd chickens the old fashioned way. I remember the process. SO I have to say congratulations some more! :0) Looks delicious. Well done!

The Boston Lady said...

From Nugget to Nosh. I am so impressed. I love a roasted chicken, the smell, the taste, everything. Did this taste any different to you from a store bought one? Ann

Chenille Cottage said...

I can almost smell your sweet smelling chicken simmering away on your stove. Congratulations on raising your own and now being able to savor the fruits of you labor. God is good!
Carolynn xo

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Wow, does that look good! So who did it? You know... who did IT to the chickens? Was it you? Did you hire a hit man? The only thing I think of for meat chickens is how long you raise them and then they are gone in one meal (unless there are leftovers. Ha! ) I haven't cooked a whole chicken in forever. I should give it a go sometime. Thanks for sharing your savory secrets!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Oh duh, is this from the batch you did the post about before? I guess I was thinking this was a new one.
Liz said...

Boy does that look good! Congratulations on your accomplishment:)


Anne Birdsong said...

Hi, I'm Anne from Life on the Funny Farm ( visiting from the Farmgirl Friday blog hop.

Congrats! I'm in the process of raising meat birds for the first time, so I love hearing the success stories. Mine are about three weeks old now, and so far, so good.

Anyway, it’s nice to "meet" you. I hope you can pop over to my blog and say hi sometime if you get the chance.