Linda came up with “for a good time”. It made me laugh out loud. I had to use it.
This meal also comes with sexy sautéed greens with bacon. BACON! What isn’t made better with bacon? Bacon is like butter. Everyone loves it, and if they don’t, they should. Actually, if they don’t…I worry.
I came home from work starving. The chicken was already in the oven for an hour, and needed some browning. On goes the broiler. It took me less than 30 seconds to sauté the greens once the bacon was done.
Roasted Whole Chicken with Garlic and Lime (FOR A GOOD TIME!)
Serves two very hungry people.
1 organic, or antibiotic free whole chicken, about 2 – 3 lbs
5 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons organic butter, melted
1 – 2 tablespoons dried sage
1.5 teaspoons white pepper
1 whole lime, rolled and pierced (WHA?)*
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
*Take your lime and roll it against your countertop as hard as you can. This will loosen those pretty little cells of juice. Roll this around for a few minutes until it’s nice and loose feeling. Then, using the tip of a sharp knife, or fork, pierce it all over.
Take out your chicken, and stuff the cavity with your rolled and pierced lime.
Using your fingers, lift the skin off the chicken as much as you can, all around. You are creating a pocket for that awesome garlic you chopped up. Shove said garlic pieces under the skin: breast, thighs, drumsticks, everywhere. Nicely tuck the skin back in everywhere. Carefully pour your butter all over the chicken and make sure it’s nicely coated. Season generously with sea salt, and sprinkle white pepper and sage all over. Place your chicken into a baking dish.
When your oven is ready, pop that happy bird in. This will take about an hour or so. Broil it for the last 5 minutes to get beautiful crispy skin all around.
Remove it from the oven and let it stand for 5 – 10 minutes to rest. TEAR THAT BIRD APART AND ENJOY!
But not until you’ve made:
Sexy Sautéed Greens with Bacon
4 huge handfuls of organic mixed salad greens
1 tablespoons coconut oil
3 slices good quality, pastured bacon
Sea salt to taste
On medium-high heat, use a pair of scissors to cut up slices of bacon. This is an awesome trick. Bacon is kind of a pain to slice with a knife. Drop this into your pan, add in your coconut oil. Allow your bacon to brown nicely, and keep stirring. Drop in your greens and toss until wilted. This will take less than 20 seconds! Add a pinch of sea salt to taste. Remove from heat immediately.
Serve with your delicious roasted chicken and most importantly: ENJOY! Don’t forget to destroy that tasty skin.