Baked Chicken

Simple, delicious, and your oven can do the work for you while you relax or do other things.

1 roaster chicken, about 7 lbs.
1 head garlic, peeled cloves kept whole
2 whole lemons, sliced into quarters
4 large, peeled, cut, carrots
2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 head fresh broccoli, using only the florets
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Approximately 3 cups chicken broth
1 tsp. dried rosemary or poultry seasoning
2 tsps. tarragon
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse, pat dry, and place chicken on rack in roasting pan. Place all of the garlic into the chicken cavity, squeeze the lemons over the chicken and stuff some inside cavity too, others toss around chicken pan, add all seasonings onto the chicken, rub them in then pour broth into pan. Cover with foil, bake chicken for 1 hour, add all the veggies to the pan with another 1 cup broth and bake until cooked through – takes about another 60 – 90 minutes, but test using a thermometer. Occasionally check to make sure it is not too dry; if it is add another 1/2 – 1 cup broth in and around. Take cover off the last 15 minutes or so to let brown.

Ginger, Soy & Garlic Chicken

Chicken plus three ingredients and an oven, that’s all there is to this delicious meal. Use any parts of the chicken you like. Double it and use two trays if more is needed.

8 pieces of bone-in, skin on chicken
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 heaping Tbsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. ground ginger

Place chicken pieces skin down in a pan with sides and large enough to fit all the pieces. Whisk all the ingredients in a small bowl then pour over chicken pieces in pan, cover with foil then place in the fridge for several hours.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place pan in the oven for 25 minutes, turn each piece then place back in oven for about 25 more minutes or until done.