Recipe Swap! Share Your Spec-ial-ities!

Because some of you ladies seem like ya’ll really know how to cook some food, I thought I’d make a separate thread so that we can all share with each other our best dishes. There are NO secrets here. We are a sisterhood here, and WE WILL hack each other’s recipes. I’ll start. I make the BEST baked chicken ever, and here’s how I do it:

Ingredients

One whole baking chicken

One lemon

Olive oil

Tuscan Seasoning (or poultry seasoning)

Kosher salt

Fresh ground pepper

Bunch of thyme

Bunch of oregano

Bunch of sage

One carrot

One half onion, cut in quarters

Two cloves garlic

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Rinse the chicken. Remove the innards. Pat dry. Cut lemon in half and rub the lemon, squeezing gently so the juice can be distributed all over the chicken. Rub skin with olive oil, the sprinkle the chicken with kosher salt and pepper to taste, the generously sprinkle the chicken with Tuscan seasoning or poultry seasoning. Stuff all remaining ingredients in chicken cavity, put on a pre-greased roasting pan and bake for 1.5 hours.

Bonus: While you cook the chicken, you can boil the innards on the stovetop on medium/high with some of the herbs your used to stuff the chicken to make a stock. Drain the liquid and reserve. Once the chicken is done, used the drippings and liquid to create a gravy. Bring liquid and drippings to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer and SLOWLY add about 1-2 tablespoons of unbleached flour though a sieve and stiff constantly until the gravy is to desired thickness. And salt and pepper to taste.