June gloom is starting a bit early in L.A., and yesterday was chilly and foggy. While I love the sunshine, I also appreciate an excuse to cook warming foods! And roasting a whole chicken with aromatic flavors is an easy way to create a delicious dinner for family or a group of friends on the weekend. This recipe is divine!
The cooking time may seem a bit long but — not to worry — you won’t be working during the majority of it. While the bird’s in the oven, I hang out with my boys — which at the moment means I’m required to either play Clue (I’m always Miss Scarlet) or draw (which I’m much better at).
Apple and bacon make for an incredible flavor combination. I love adding lentils or brown rice to the pan when the chicken is done — they will soak up the tasty juices and complete this hearty, warming dinner. Yum!