Monday, December 19, 2011

Herb Roasted Chicken with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

herb roasted chickens


mashed potatoes and gravy

This dinner is my husbands favorite meal. The meal itself looks intimidating but really it's quite easy. I make this dish at least twice a month in the winter. We are only a family of three but I always roast two birds for leftovers. As for the mashed potatoes, I am the queen of potatoes. I could live off them, so you know my mashed potatoes are the best, YUM!


•Herb Roasted Chicken• 

Ingredients 

2 fresh whole chickens
1 stick of butter, softened
1 bunch of fresh rosemary, chopped
1 bunch of fresh sage, chopped
1 bunch of thyme, chopped
1 apple, quartered
2 lemons cut in half
1 yellow onion, quartered
2 cups of dry white wine
salt & pepper to taste


Directions 

I buy disposable foil pans big enough for one bird. This just makes clean up much easier! I always roast two birds so there are plenty of leftovers. Gather your herbs and chop all of them together. Loosen the chickens skin and place half of the chopped herbs under the skin of each chicken. Rub each bird with a half a stick of butter and sprinkle the rest of the chopped herbs over your chickens. Pour one cup of wine in each of the bottom of the foil tins. Chop two lemons in half place one of the chopped lemons inside the chicken cavity and the other chopped lemon in the foil tin. Quarter your onion and apple and place in the foil tin. Season your birds generously with salt and pepper. Cover your birds with foil and place both birds in a preheated 450˙oven. Bake your birds covered for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake for another 45 minutes, basting now and then with the juices in the pan. Your chicken should be golden brown when finished cooking. Remove your chickens from the oven and transfer to a serving dish to let rest. Reserve one cup of the chicken drippings for your gravy.


•Mashed Potatoes•

Ingredients

6 Russet potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 quarts of chicken broth
2 cups of sour cream
1 stick of butter
salt and pepper to taste


Directions

Peel and chop your potatoes, place them in a large boiling pot. Add your chicken stock to the pot, your potatoes should be all the way covered by the broth. Boil your potatoes in the chicken broth, until completely tender. Drain about one cup of liquid off your potatoes and mash with one stick of butter and 2 cups of sour cream. Add salt and pepper to taste.


•Gravy•

Ingredients

1 cup of chicken drippings
1 cup of chicken broth
1 Tbs of flour
salt and pepper to taste


Directions 

In a large sauce pan on medium high heat add your chicken drippings. Add a tablespoon of flour to your drippings, stirring constantly cooking your flour for about two minutes. Add the chicken broth slowly, stirring constantly until thickened, serve.

Enjoy!
Photobucket





20 comments:

  1. I'll have to convince hubby (who's the cook in our family) to use sour cream in his mashed potatoes...I love sour cream. :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Amazing issues here. I'm very glad to peer your article. Thanks so much and I am looking ahead to contact you. Will you kindly drop me a e-mail?

    Also visit my web page :: Buy Green Coffee Cleanse

    ReplyDelete
  3. Very soon this website will be famous among all blogging and site-building viewers, due to it's nice posts

    my website; Veluminous Skin Care Formula

    ReplyDelete
  4. It's awesome to go to see this web page and reading the views of all friends on the topic of this piece of writing, while I am also keen of getting knowledge.

    Have a look at my site; Veluminous Skin Care Formula

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm really impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing, it is rare to see a great blog like this one today.

    Here is my blog post :: Saffron X Weight Loss

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'd like to thank you for the efforts you've put in writing this blog.
    I'm hoping to view the same high-grade content from you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own website now ;)

    My blog post ... Nuvocleanse And Mitoslim

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hey! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could get a captcha plugin for my comment form?
    I'm using the same blog platform as yours and I'm having problems finding one?
    Thanks a lot!

    my webpage - muscle supplememts

    ReplyDelete
  8. I got this site from my friend who told me concerning this website and at the moment this time I am visiting this website
    and reading very informative articles or reviews here.


    my web page: green coffee

    ReplyDelete
  9. you are in reality a excellent webmaster. The site loading velocity is incredible.
    It kind of feels that you're doing any distinctive trick. Also, The contents are masterpiece. you have performed a great job in this subject!

    my web page :: acai ultralean

    ReplyDelete
  10. Do you mind if I quote a couple of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your webpage?

    My website is in the exact same niche as yours and my visitors would certainly benefit from a lot of the information you present here.

    Please let me know if this okay with you. Many thanks!


    Also visit my web site ... NaturaCleanse Diets

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi, i think that i saw you visited my blog so i came to “return the favor”.
    I am trying to find things to enhance my web site!

    I suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas!!

    Also visit my homepage :: Raspberry Ketone Plus

    ReplyDelete
  12. Quality articles is the key to invite the visitors to pay a quick
    visit the web site, that's what this web site is providing.

    Here is my webpage ... NaturaCleanse Diets

    ReplyDelete
  13. I'm really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it's rare to see a great blog like this one nowadays.


    Stop by my web blog; visit the following internet site

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hey tҺere this is kind of of off topic but I was wonderіng if blogѕ use WYSІWYG editors օr if you have to manually
    сode with HҬML. I'm starting a blog soon but have no coding ҝnow-how so I
    wanted to get guidance from someone with experience.

    Any help would be gгeatly appreciated!

    My page :: Total Hair Regowth Review

    ReplyDelete
  15. The concept is going to be produced on PC Xbox 360 Console and
    Wii. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was an event that shouldn't be approved up.

    the very best selling sport on the Xbox was Phone.


    Feel free to visit my web page - gta 3 cheats

    ReplyDelete
  16. If your problems for free er, age tto get the best connection iis one
    of the console? And of course, many freebie web sites thnat provide free Xboxx live gold memberships that
    happen to you. By making Kineect an option, I wasn't the first Xbox and Xbox Madden 10 reallly improved.



    Here is my page - free microsoft points

    ReplyDelete
  17. If the wеight you'rе uѕіng іs submaximal your
    pгogгess will submаximal. These six rules will put a logicɑl perspectiѵe on training the proƿer way.

    Some people just think about getting attractive by having toned muscles.


    Stoρ by my web page; muscle building meals

    ReplyDelete
  18. それは何ではありません!グッチ ペアリング心の良い点、公差点は、グッチ 時計高齢者や私たちの若者は確かに考えて、グッチ ショルダーバッグ通常、同じ!私も妻だと家族は、gucci バッグ公共の女性一緒に食べました





    Also visit my website :: シャネル ファンデーション

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for your feedback!