Do you like baked chicken? I’ve found roasted chicken in a dutch oven makes a great meal.
Let me be honest and honestly say I don’t. It has always tasted just okay to me. Nothing special in my opinion. I like food with flavor, and I’ve never thought that baked chicken had much flavor. Sure, it’s healthier for you, but it’s always sorely lacking in flavor. Until I decided to go the roasted route. I found this Lemon, Garlic, and Rosemary Whole Roast Chicken recipe on Pinterest. Elizabeth at Bowl of Delicious promised huge flavor so I figured it was worth a try.
I followed the recipe pretty closely, but honestly, I’m a rebel when it comes to recipes. I always have to add in my own twist, whether that’s using my own spices, extra lemon juice, or whatever. So I did sprinkle Season All on this chicken, because it’s my favorite seasoning. Plus a whole chicken can use all the seasoning it can get. Right? Also, I added red potatoes and carrots to the bottom of my dutch oven. Here is the dutch oven that I have…looks great and is very reasonable compared to other brands. I love this pot! I use every chance I can to cook in it.
The presentation of the roasted chicken in the dutch oven was so pretty with all the fresh rosemary. I was so excited to photograph the chicken and it wasn’t even cooked. It looked and smelled divine! The butter, lemon, and fresh spices really took this recipe up a notch. Once in the oven, my chicken took about 1 hour and 45 minutes to finish.
This recipe made the best baked/ roasted chicken I’d ever tasted! I found it was very flavorful, and most of all not dry. As long as you don’t overcook the chicken, you shouldn’t have a problem with dryness. Serve this roasted chicken with another vegetable like green beans and fresh bread. Here’s a sneak peak of my green beans that I’ll be sharing a recipe on soon.
It’s been so enlightening to discover roasted chicken! Once I get a new oven, I’ll be serving this Lemon, Garlic, and Rosemary chicken up very often. It cooks perfectly in my favorite dutch oven!
Do you like roasted chicken? What types of ingredients do you use so that the chicken retains a lot of flavor? If you try this recipe let me know. I’ve added a new Pinterest “pin-it” hover feature so every image on my website can be easily pinned. Go ahead, hover, and pin away!
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