Friday, August 21, 2009

Best Chicken Recipe EVER!

I know it's not Tuesday, our normal recipe day, but I just had to pass this one on before I forgot it in my email inbox. {I'm asking self if there's such a thing as a politically incorrect recipe, but can't come up with an answer.}

Thanks to cousin, excellent chef, Vietnam veteran and all around nice guy JB for forwarding it to me! Hope this delicious dish and the nice bottle of smiley face wine add to your TGIF happiness.

Before the recipe unveiling, I'm sending a THANK YOU to Rebecca Woodhead for nominating the ol' Gumbo Writer blog in Maria Schneider's Editor Unleashed's 25 Favorite Writing Blogs contest. It's a great place to cruise for more writing related blogs!

Oh, and don't forget to enter the HAIKU HOEDOWN on Wednesday's post for a chance to win some Cajun goodies.
Now...the recipe...


1 whole chicken
1 large lemon cut into half
Sprig of rosemary
Tony's or other Cajun seasoning of preference
Garlic powder, Salt and pepper to taste
Butter or olive oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rub butter or oil over the skin of the chicken until it is completely coated. Take a knife and gently separate the skin from the breast meat, then slide lemon halves under the skin with the peel side up. This way the juice from the lemon will coat the breasts.

Season chicken to your preference, place sprig of rosemary into the chicken. Cover and place in oven for 30-45 minutes. Remove cover and continue to roast until juices run clear, basting every 15-20 minutes depending on the size of the bird. Bon Appetit!

If you've followed these steps correctly, your chicken should look like this:

Wine bottle photo by rick


Eileen Astels Watson said...

You are just too funny! But the recipe does sound tasty!

Analisa said...

LOL love the chicken head

Laura Eno said...

Recipe sounds good and the picture is fantastic!

Jill Kemerer said...

Um..yum!! And your chicken looks awfully developed :)

Have a great weekend!

Janna Leadbetter said...

Do NOT, under any circumstances, show that picture to my husband. He'd want chicken every night.


Jennifer Shirk said...

Ha! Too funny!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Eileen - I'll be cooking a two-fer on the pit soon. Something for the guys and gals: Drunken Chicken and this recipe. LOL

I liked that cookie jar head too Analisa!

Thanks Laura. :)

Jill - Chicken musta been fed those hormones. *snort* You have a great weekend yaself!

Too late Janna. I've already emailed him and your divorce papers will be delivered shortly. LOL

Hey Jennifer. Thanks for dropping by!

Fine Life Folk said...

Whoa! I would mind eating that, LOL! My food can't have a personality. Only flavor, ha-ha!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Fine Life Folk - Like that old commercial about the finicky kid says, "Try it Mikey, you'll like it!" :) Thanks for coming by!

Rosaria Williams said...

I hope my chicken turns out as perky as that one.

Anonymous said...

Dang human growth hormones.
I had better not say anything else.

Carol Murdock said...

Now I know where Kat's craziness comes from!!
TOO much time with you! HA! Too funny! :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

lakeviewer, I "cross my heart" it will. LOL

Oren - No comments from the Peanut Gallery, you goober, you. :) JL and girlfriend came to Wolfpack scrimmage game last night. Don't they grow up (or older) fast?

Deb Shucka said...

Congrats on your well-deserved nomination.

I'm thinking this chicken recipe might be applied to a turkey. Just think of the family faces at Thanksgiving dinner.

Sugar Creek Beads said...

That is so, so funny. My insane family will love it even without that great head.

Kathryn Magendie said...

GOOD LAWD! laughing.....

Debbie said...

Oh good mercy! How happy I am that I came over even though I don't eat chicken! It did put a smile on my face:)

Char said...

Well, I just gotta try that. How funny!

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

This looks wonderful and even better, EASY. Even I could do this! ;-)

Have a fabulous weekend!!

Hilary said...

Too funny. Thanks for keeping us abreast of all the great ones. ;)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Carol I'll take credit for some of Kat's crazy, but she's got contagious coo-coo cooties too. LOL

Thank you Deb. I also thought of that big bird at Thanksgiving just waiting for someone to lift off the silver dome cover. :)

Sugar Creek Beads - I double dawg dare ya to serve it at the next family function!

Kat - think GMR can whip one of those up the next time y'all are entertaining theater people? hehe

You don't eat chicken? Tsk tsk tsk Debbie. :)

Char - see above dare challenge to Sugar Creek!

Same to ya Boomer. Lemme know if you try it.

LOL Hilary. Shaaawinggggg!

kimmi said...

LOVE IT!!! And a keeper!

Angie Ledbetter said...

I know you need to cook that for the hero man soon! Huggage back. :)

Unknown said...

ROTFL! If you're going to do this to a turkey, though, methinks you'll need to use grapefruit instead of lemons.

jdsanc said...

Now that is funny! And unexpected. But I have to admit, no matter how good it smelled, I might have a hard time cutting into that baby. Even once it was de-headed. But I'm trying the recipe. Love chicken with lemons. And rice. And tomatoes and green olives. And ciabatta.

Carmen said...

Ahahaha! I have to make this for hubby and see if he says anything. Too funny!!

PS: Reminded me of my picture of the Island on the way to Port Hardy.

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