We’re just over halfway through the first month of 2022. How are those goals holding up? We all experience slips, but we’re hear to help you get back on track! Cooking meals at home is generally a big part of sticking to new resolutions, but it can be hard to know just want to cook. Today we are going to share with you a recipe that is just as scrumptious 3 days after as it is the day you cook it. Cooking a whole chicken provides an elegant dinner and is also great for leftover chicken sandwiches or stir-fry’s. You will be happy to learn that many of these ingredients can be found at our local farmers market.
Roast chicken with sweet potatoes and radishes
- 1 (4- to 4½-pound) roasting chicken, from Old Creek Produce
- Salt and black pepper
- 1 lemon, quartered
- 6 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1½ pounds radishes, from Old Creek Produce, trimmed and scrubbed
- 2 sweet potatoes, from Southside Farms or Carolina Country Fresh, scrubbed and cut into 1’ pieces
- 1 onion, halved, then quartered
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- Olive oil to coat
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Toss the radishes, sweet potatoes, and onion in olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Evenly distribute in a roasting pan or baking dish.
Place the chicken, breast side up, on top of the vegetables, and sprinkle the cavity liberally with salt and pepper. Put the lemon and thyme in the cavity. Tie the legs together with kitchen string and tuck the wings under the body.
Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Brush the chicken and all over with the melted butter and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.
Roast for 1 hour and 15 minutes, until the juices run clear when you cut between the leg and thigh. Cover the pan or baking dish with aluminum foil and allow to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes. Carve the chicken and serve with the vegetables and pan juices.
This dish goes perfectly with a side of mixed greens, from Old Creek Produce of course, tossed with olive oil and lemon juice. Oh, and now that you’re an expert in the kitchen, it may be time to update your kitchen accessories. Check out Mickeye’s Wood Creations for a beautiful new cutting board.