Have you ever had a day where you had some time to cook but felt kind of lazy. You might have a sick hubby you need to take care of, homework to look over, papers to grade, etc. Well, this chicken is for you. This is Roast Chicken for Les Paresseux from Around my French Table by Dorie Greenspan.
On a completely unrelated note, the other night my daughter had Girls Scouts. I took Not just for Thanksgiving Cranberry Cake as a snack. The topic for the night?...Healthy eating...doh! Anyway, homework for Girl Scouts for my daughter was to help make a grocery list, go to the store with me and help make a healthy meal. I felt like this recipe fit the bill.
Dorie says you do not have to wash the chicken before popping it in the pan but Mr. chicken was still slightly frozen so he had to take a bath. As a little girl I remember my mom making the chicken or turkey do a dance in the sink. I am proud to say that I have passed this on to my daughter. :) She thought it was really funny..until she said. "hm, they had to chop its head off". Yep honey, they did. It didn't make her too squeamish though as she helped stuff rosemary and garlic in the chicken and was happy to sprinkle on the salt and pepper. She was even more pleased that she completed her Girls Scout homework.
PS. I made my poor sick hubby hold up one of my photography lights so I could get a halfway decent picture of this tasty chicken. Thanks hubby!!