|Roasted chicken in the oven.|
Guess what? It was delicious! Even my father-in-law said so, and he wouldn't lie to me just to be nice, right? Ha, well, it was moist, and flavorful...and between my father-in-law and I, we demolished the thing (to be fair, he had a totally normal portion size, and I didn't...).
After I finished off the chicken, I threw the carcass, the veggies, and the juice into a pot, filled it with water, added a little apple cider vinegar, and let it simmer on low for 4 hours. Couldn't be easier! It was so full of flavor....I can't wait to make it again! It made 3 mason jars full, and I had one of them later that weekend with spaghetti squash (ala chicken noodle soup).
But, that wasn't the end of the chicken weekend. One of Eric's favorite meals I make is Chicken and Dumplings, and he requested it for when his dad was here last weekend. I always follow this recipe, and it always turns out great (I assume, I've never tried it!). The menfolk had it with green beans and I made homemade corn bread.
Chicken, you are so delicious and versatile. I can't wait to do more with you!
(You all talk to your food, too, right? Right?)
|It's done! I even used a meat thermometer to make sure.|
|Said roasted chicken became chicken broth. Amazing.|
|And, chicken and dumplings for the menfolk.|