A tender and juicy garlic roasted chicken that will easily become a favorite in your weekly dinner rotation.
I've always been more of a baker than a cook. Don't get me wrong, cooking is great, and I have many recipes that I love to make. But I usually find cooking can be a bit tedious and there are many dishes I am afraid to make. One thing that's always intimidated me was a roast chicken. I feared I would either over cook my poultry so much that you basically want to chug a gallon of water, or under cook it and leave everyone rushing to the hospital. The past two years, I've made it my mission to master a roast chicken. And my friends, it honestly really isn't that hard to master.
To get a good roasted chicken, you need to infuse it with flavor so that every bite is just as delicious as the next. It should just fall off the bone and be irresistibly juicy. And this garlic roasted chicken is all of that and more. You've never had a chicken that was so packed with flavor before. It is juicy and tender, and while there are some steps to making it, it's not that hard to put together at all.
The only part of this garlic roasted chicken that really needs time for you to prepare is the roasted garlic. It's an essential part of the flavor profile and will not be as good with using raw garlic. I highly recommend taking the time to to roast your garlic. If you are planning on including this recipe in your weekly menu, I recommend keeping roasted garlic in the fridge for you to grab when you need it.
This garlic roasted chicken actually comes from the My Modern American Table cookbook by Shaun O'Neale. When I first heard the book title, I was expecting a lot of really down home traditional recipes done well with a fun twist thrown in. What I got was a whole lot more. It's charred romaine salad and lobster ravioli. It's pork tenderloin and citrus and herb stuffed grilled branzino. It's bacon and cheese and beef jerky with a side of homemade pasta. You'll get elevated flavors done right and new dishes that are all approachable with ingredients you can find just about anywhere. The dishes I've tried have all come out incredible and I know I can trust any new one I attempt.
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