roasted chicken with spinach pasta and I decided to give it a try this weekend.
I've never actually roasted a chicken before, and with my oven being so uneven for heating, I was a little worried.
Set the bird breast side up on a rack in a roasting pan and roast at 400 F for one hour.
My oven is REALLY hot and fairly unpredictable. I had it at 375 F for about 40 mins and the bottom of the pan was already starting to sizzle, so I pulled it out and basted.
The end results were delicious. The chicken was really tender, and I thickened the pan juices a little (extra juice squeezed from the cavity fruit wedges and strained into the mess from the pan) to make a really sweet and savory gravy.
And the pasta was really fresh and creamy tasting without being too heavy. There was extra sauce, so I'll definitely be making this again soon.
Dreaming? of my next, not-so-burnt roasted chicken