Roasted Rosemary Chicken, Oven-Browned Potatoes, Kale


You don’t have to buy the expensive rotisserie chicken at the grocery store. It’s very easy to make it yourself for about 1/3 the cost. I thought a little comfort food was needed last weekend so I made a whole baked chicken.
Rosemary Chicken

Baking a chicken is easy, and the result is yummy.

Baked Chicken with Rosemary and Garlic
Serves 4-6

4&1/2 to 5 lb. Baking Chicken
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Fresh Rosemary
2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
Salt & Pepper

Remove the chicken parts (I cook them separately for the dog), rinse the chicken and place it in a shallow baking pan or a roasting pan (without the cover). Drizzle the olive oil over the chicken. Sprinkle the rosemary and garlic. Season with a little salt and pepper.

Bake at 350F degrees for about 2 hours or until the legs start to pull away and the skin is turning brown. Remove the chicken to a beautiful platter like the one shown above (handmade by our friend, Elizabeth Krome of Quail Run Potters).

Don carves the chicken.

Don carves the chicken.

I served the Rosemary Chicken with Oven Roasted Potatoes and Wilted Kale. It was a terrific meal!

Chicken, oven-browned potatoes and kale.

A good, home-cooked meal, better than Mom made.

Oven-Browned Potatoes
Serves 4

6 Small Potatoes (red or white), quartered
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Seasoning Salt
1/2 teaspoon Thyme
1/4 teaspoon Pepper

Peeling the potatoes is not required. I peeled them this time and cut them in half; Don doesn’t peel them and he quarters the potatoes. Toss the potatoes in the olive oil and spices. Place them in a single layer in a glass baking dish and bake at 350F degrees for about 45 minutes until a fork goes in easily and the potatoes are browned.

Wilted Kale
Serves 4

3 cups of Kale
1/2 cup Water
1 Bouillon Cube
1/4 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes

Wash the kale and cut out the tough stem that runs through it. In a large frying pan saute the kale in the bouillon and spices for a few minutes until the kale is wilted.

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About Lois

My husband, Don Crawford, and I love to cook. For me, it's more about eating delicious food than the actual cooking. I like to cook mostly because I like to eat, and I like the proud sense of accomplishment when the food I make is appreciated by others. For Don, it's all about presentation. So we make a good team. I'm too impatient to create beautiful presentations (usually), but he sweeps in and takes over so it all turns out great. All our recipes are tried and true!
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