It doesn’t get much better than braising and roasting in the fall and winter. (Yes, even here in Los Angeles!) The cooking is just as comforting as the meal.
How good does it sound to spend a weekend day at home cooking? Maybe friends and family are around — or maybe you’re alone, and they’ll come around to eat later. Either way, put on your favorite music, wear the most comfortable clothes you have, pour a mug of coffee or a glass of wine, and roast a chicken. Your house will be filled with the smells of herbs de provence and essence of orange. This sounds like a dreamy day! Doesn’t it to you?
Have you noticed this beautiful Mexican Sage growing everywhere right now? Well, you might notice it now that I’ve pointed it out. Here in Southern California, Mexican Sage is in full bloom. These purple flowers are vibrant, warm, and as soft as velvet. Ever heard of a comfort flower? I haven’t, but this could be one!
Herbs de Provence Orange Roasted Chicken is definitely a comfort food!
Up to 2 days and at least 4 hours ahead: Make the marinade and the butter mixture.
Up to 1 day and at least 4 hours ahead: marinate the chicken.
1 hour ahead: Roast the chicken.