Saturday, July 25, 2009

Blasted Chicken

That Blasted Chicken!
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Rather than buying the pre-roasted chickens in the supermarket, why not cook your own? 
It is so blasted easy! 
And it turns out so juicy and delicious.

I purchased this fry chicken on sale for $2.73. Whenever they are on sale I pick up a bunch of them. I am feeding an army over here, so you get why! 

Side note- When I grocery shop and people see my cart, old men often look at it and say, "What? Are you feeding an army or something?" And I sweetly reply, "Why yes I am!" An army of boys growing strong!

Okay, so to the Blasted Chicken! Why is it called Blasted? I know that you either already know or you are just dying to know? Well, maybe not. But, I'm going to tell you anyway. It is called Blasted Chicken because you blast it with heat. 


One 4.5 to 5 pound chicken

Whatever you have on hand to stuff it with- tangerines, lemons, oranges work well along with garlic, and rosemary. If you have nothing, even some salt and pepper inside and out will work fine.

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees

Take the guts out of the chicken if it has them and throw them out. Or do whatever you normally do with the guts of a chicken. My dad likes to fry them up and eat them, but I prefer to toss them. Whatever floats your boat. 

Rinse the chicken inside and out with cold water then place the chicken in a baking dish. Stuff it and season it. 

When the oven has reached 450 degrees, put the chicken in the oven uncovered and BLAST it for 45 minutes. Take it out and there you have one fancy Blasted Chicken.

The thing I love about this recipe is how easy it is to remember. It is all in 45's. Buy a chicken that is 4.5 pounds, cook it at 450 degrees for 45 minutes.

I wish I had taken a picture of the finished product, but we cut it all up and then I remembered so no photo for you. You'll just have to make it for yourself to see how it turns out. 

Since we are talking chicken here, I just have to tell you what one of the boys said the other night at dinner. We were eating stir fry beef and he said, "I love everything from a cow. Beef from a cow, hamburger from a cow and chicken from a cow." I said, "Chicken from a cow?" And he said, "Yah, it's a piece of the cow right here." and he pointed to below his ribs. We then had a lesson on the existence of actual chickens and the light bulb went on. We really are working with a full deck over here, really we are!


Sandy said...

Oh, I cannot wait to try this! We love the supermarket chickens but I don't buy them too often because they are so blasted pricey!

Donna's Days said...

I've always been convinced I couldn't do a good roasted chicken, but I think I'm going to try one next week. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Stefany said...

That sounds wonderful! I may have to try it. We have a small army in my household too.

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

Nancy said...

i never have been able to bake a chicken right, it is always raw in the middle or overdone, so I will try your recipe! I am assuming the oranges go inside, and the salt and pepper and garlic on the outside? Or also on the inside?

takemetomaui said...

I can't wait to try this recipe!! So easy...that's my kind :)

Did i ever thank you for the necklace?? I LOVE it!! THANKS!!!!!!!!!!

Helen McGinn said...

Love the recipe and your little boy's thinking...we've had similar conversations including "when I grow up, I think I'd like to be a Panda...." x

Lisa Anne said...

I've always wanted to make Thanksgiving dinner, and I plan to this year. I've never done it before so I'm nervous. I know this is a chicken and not a turkey, but this may give me a little practive in stuffing it and seasoning and cooking etc. I'm glad it only takes 45 minutes to cook as I have a form of ADD, I think and anything longer I might forget about it. Will make for a dangerous Thanksgiving, maybe I'll make this too as a back-up plan.

Thanks for sharing...

Marketing Mama said...

I've never actually made a whole chicken before - I'm kind of wimpy when it comes to cooking and always buy chicken breasts already nicely cut... but expensive, huh? I might just have the guts to try this - thanks for sharing!

Marketing Mama said...

Update: I did it, I cooked a whole chicken today, inspired by this post! :)

Only two teeeny little problems. I think I have to blog about it. Stay tuned :)