Raw meat and I have a love/hate relationship. I eat it to survive (I tried to be vegetarian but my disease and blood type made me a very unhealthy one) and they retaliate by making me cringe when I cook it. I love cooking and I'm pretty good at it, but there's something about messing with a dead animal's body and smothering it in herbs and oil that is so wrong to me. Regardless, it always turns out good and healthy, and my body works better. Still.
This recipe is from the 500 Paleo Recipes book by Dana Carpender.
A 4-5 lb whole chicken. I got about a 4.5 lb so I had leftovers.
1/4 C olive oil
1 garlic clove - I used minced
1/4 C finely chopped walnuts
1/2 tsp minced rosemary
1 TBL minced parsley
1 lemon, quartered
What to do:
- Mix 3 TBL olive oil, all garlic, walnuts, rosemary and parsley in a bowl and stir.
- Loosen the skin on the chicken breast and stuff, rub, and smooth the mixture under the skin. Here's where I make faces and noises to where everyone else in the house wants to film me.
- Put the lemon inside body cavity. Body cavity. Worse name ever.
- Pour the rest of the olive oil on your new best friend and rub it all over.
- Put the BFF in a roasting pan and cook for 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 hours or until cooked completely.
- Take the lemon out of the you-know-what, cool for about 15 minutes and then carve.
Looks so pretty, tastes so moist and great, and if you already have the oil and herbs this is about an $8 meal.