Archive | January, 2016

The Best Roast Chicken

This is the very best roast chicken dish. Of course it’s my  mom’s recipe and it’s fail proof. Everyone who tastes this chicken wants/has to have the recipe. I make this roast chicken dish all the time for Bowen, so much so that I switched it up today and added some new ingredients and WE LOVED IT.


I threw this dish together in the same amount of time it took my coffee to brew this am. Today is house cleaning day and Bowen was getting home tonight so I wanted to go ahead and get supper out of the way early 😉 This little rascal actually surprised me and was home by 9 a.m.

We are going to a spin class tonight again, he must have liked it woohoo! And then going to enjoy this delicious roast chicken over brown rice with a side of Broccoli.


Roasted Chicken with Artichokes
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  1. 1whole chicken, rinsed and dried
  2. 4 whole garlic cloves
  3. 1 bunch fresh herbs or 1/2 T of dried herbs (herbs de provence is what I used)
  4. 1 pint of cherry tomatoes
  5. 1 large onion sliced thin
  6. 1 fresh lemon, halved
  7. 1 can artichokes, halved and drained
  8. kosher salt/fresh ground pepper
  9. 1 cup of good Chardonnay
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  1. Instructions
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  3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees, next coat the bottom of heavy dutch oven pan with olive oil, add sliced onion, whole garlic cloves, cherry tomatoes,artichokes ,s/p, and white wine, now add the whole chicken to pan that has been stuffed with lemon, garlic,herbs, salt/pepper and cook at 450 degrees covered with tight fitting lid for 45 minutes. Remove lid and cook for 20 to 30 more minutes or till internal temperature is 165 degrees and golden brown.
  4. Notes
  5. The most delicious part of this dish is the broth the roasting creates, you will need a spoon I promise! To make a sauce from this liquid, ladle 1 cup of liquid into a sauté pan and reduce by half on medium heat, strain and pour over chicken
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What are you cooking this weekend?? Any big plans? We’ve got new member class at the church this weekend and I am so pumped to hear Nancy Holcomb speak at our church Saturday for the second time! I got to hear her speak at Downline summit 2 years ago and remember what an impact!!