Seriously, Best Ever Roasted Chicken

My husband has made the best roasted chicken I have ever had for the last 20 years. I have enjoyed it so much and requested it many times. Since he was doing the cooking I always took advantage and not been in the kitchen while he was preparing my favorite dish.

Well, on Sunday I asked my husband if he would make it for me and let me get the recipe. 🙂

I am going to share it with you. You will love it!

The things you will need. Roasting pan. Whole chicken. Chicken broth. C & J Farms Scarborough Fair Seasoning (you can use Dry Ranch as an option), C & J Farms Sea Salt & Pepper, 2 Sticks of butter, 1 box Stove Top Stuffing – Savory Herb, 1 box Cornbread Stove Top Stuffing, meat thermometer.

Set your oven to 375 degrees.

Wash you chicken well inside and out. Take 1 1/2 tablespoon of Salt & Pepper and slather the inside of the chicken and some on the outside of the chicken. Then add 1 1/2 tablespoons of the Seasoning, Scarborough Fair or Dry Ranch and slather the inside of chicken again. Take about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the seasoning and rub on the outside of the chicken.

Add the content of boxes of dressing in a bowl and mix together. Add the box of chicken broth. Let it sit until the broth is absorbed by the dressing mix.

At this time you can prepare any veggies you may be adding to the roasting pan with the chicken.

Once the broth is absorbed, mix the dressing and stuff as much as you can inside the chicken. You can let some spill out into the pan. Then add 1 entire stick of butter to the inside of the chicken. Yep, just stuff it in there. The entire stick. 🙂

Then add a little water to the bottom of the roasting pan (about and inch in the bottom).

Now cover the chicken and put in the oven for a couple of hours. Begin to check internal temperature of chicken. Once the chicken reaches 190 degrees it is done. Take the other stick of butter and slather it on top of the outside of the chicken. You will probably use about 1/3 of it. Leaving it uncovered to crisp and brown the outside skin of the chicken return it to the oven for another 20 to 30 minutes.

Once browned and temp is right, it is ready to be enjoyed. This is an exceptionally moist and juicy chicken on the inside and crispy on the outside.

Now, my husband cooks this for two people. There are always leftovers which makes me very happy!! I will type up one of the recipes I make out of the leftovers later. The entire family will love it too. For now, try this and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Look at the top image really well. You can see how moist the chicken is. I wanted to get a picture of it coming out of the oven but my husband wasn’t aware of that and I missed that beautiful roasted bird.

Smokey Spicy Chicken Tetrazzini

This is a great one pan dinner. You can make it in advance too.

Ingredients:
2 cups cooked chicken chopped ( I always use more chicken)
1 8 oz package of noodles ( I use whatever I have. This time it was Farfalle)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup butter
1 tbls C & J Farms Applewood/ Jalapeno Seasoning/Salt
1 tsp C & J Farms Smoked paprika
3 tsp flour
2 cups milk or (1 cup milk & 1 cup chicken broth)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese grated
To Top Casserole:
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated cheese

Cook noodles according to package directions. Saute’ onions, bell pepper and celery in butter. Stir in flower slowly and cook until thick, then add seasonings and 1/2 cup of cheese and stir until melted.
Add 2 cups milk, mushroom soup and chopped chicken and noodles.
Turn into a shallow baking dish nd cover with crumb topping and cheese.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until brown and bubbly.

Chicken Nuggets, Yes but..

I have had many requests for this recipe.  It is simple, quick and delicious. This is one way to dress up dinner with C & J Farms fresh seasonings.

Ingredients:

1 package of chicken tenders (chicken pieces of your choice)
1/2 package of Panko Breadcrumbs unseasoned
2 to 3 tablespoons of C & J Farms seasoning Scarborough Fair
1 teaspoon of salt (C & J Farms has sea salt)
1/2 stick of butter
2 eggs
2 tablespoons water

Options: Parmesan Cheese, Monterrey Jack or …

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.  Cut the chicken into small 1 inch pieces.  Make an egg wash by whisking eggs in a bowl and add water.  Mix the Panko breadcrumbs, Scarborough Fair and salt all together.  Adjust this to taste, more or less seasoning if you like.  Option goes here if you choose, add cheese.

Dip the chicken nuggets in the egg wash then into the Panko mix.  Lay on a cookie sheet or oven safe pan. Once all of the nuggets are in the pan melt the butter.  Drizzle the butter over the chicken nuggets.  Make sure each nugget has a bit of butter.  Adjust your butter as needed.

Then pop in the oven for about 25 minutes or until golden brown.  I serve these with C & J Farms Jalapeno Honey as a dip.

I don’t measure exactly when I prepare these so adjust as you see necessary.  Sorry about that.  You can change this recipe up a lot. For a spicier nugget use our Olive Oil Dipping Blend with some Parmesan cheese.  Or our Habanero Lime with lime juice in the butter before drizzling over nuggets.  Use what you love.

When you take them out of the oven they are hot, crispy and delicious. Enjoy!

chicken nuggets