Monday, September 10, 2012

Rotisserie Gift Makes for a Happy Husband plus recipe for Rotisserie Chicken With Rosemary and Sage

This is actually Rick’s recipe. Last year I gave him an electric rotisserie for his birthday. He had wanted one for several years and I finely found one while we were on vacation. He absolutely loves his present.

He buys the whole chickens from Sam's. The brand is Purdue Fresh and Tasty that comes two to the bag. We have checked with the company, and they have assured us these chicken are completely gluten free. And, he cooks two at the time, putting one in the freezer for later use.Pictured here Rick put the cooked chicken on a bed of rice and surrounded the bird with grilled vegetables. A pretty healthy meal, I would say.

If you do not have a rotisserie, you can roast the chicken in the oven. I have given you those instructions for that method as well.

Here is Rick's recipe:
1 whole chicken - (3 to 4 lbs, whole, skin on)
1/4 cup rosemary (fresh) finely chopped
1/4 cup sage leaves (fresh) finely chopped
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons olive oil

Here is how he did it:
1. Wash chicken, inside and out. Remove wing tips and truss chicken with cotton cord so that legs and wings do not flop on rotisserie. Set aside.
2. Place rosemary, sage, salt and olive oil in the bowl of a small food processor. Process to form a paste.
3. Rub chicken with seasoning mixture, coating well.
4. Place seasoned chicken on rotisserie spit and place in rotisserie, cook 15 min per lb, plus 15 min. Check chicken at end of time; if not browned, add time in 10 min increments until satisfactorily browned. Finish in rotisserie, turning without heat for 10 minutes.
5. Remove from rotisserie, remove trussing cord, carve and serve.
Author's Suggestions:
1. Soaking chicken overnight in a mixture of 1/2 cup kosher salt and 4 cups water will enhance flavor. Plastic bags work well as a container.
2. Don't have a rotisserie? No problem! You can achieve the same result by placing chicken on baking rack sprayed non-stick cooking spray. Roast 20 minutes per pound in a preheated 375 degree Fahrenheit oven plus15 minutes or until desired degree of brown.
Servings: 8
 Cooking Times
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Inactive Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours

Calories Per Serving:47.38

1 comment:

  1. Got it pinned and tweeted, thanks for linking up!


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