Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Mustard Glazed Roasted Chicken & Weekend Recap

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mustard Glazed Roasted Chicken & Weekend Recap

Did everyone have a nice weekend?

We sure did. Saturday we traveled to northeast Iowa for a family wedding. It was a beautiful day - and thank goodness - as the wedding was outside! The weather could not have cooperated better. We had a good time catching up with family members and friends, and of course eating yummy food!

This picture was taken right before my husband said, "Why is my tie all wet?". Yep, little man peed on him during the ceremony. That's what we get for not changing his diaper after a 2 hour car ride.

Mother-of-the-year.

Yesterday, we spent time doing things around the house and enjoying a nap. Yep, all three of us napped for close to two hours! Wow. That rarely happens. It felt great. I also got my onions, cucumbers, basil and cilantro planted.

I did have one minor catastrophe last Friday - my seed starters blew over in the wind. Ugh. Luckily I saved almost all of them. We'll see if they still grow! If not, I'll be heading out to buy some pepper and tomato plants and doing it that way.

On to my recipe for the day - Roasted Chicken. I had never roasted a whole chicken before, but wanted to try. I had picked up an organic, free range, chicken at the store and got to work. With a little internet googling, this is the recipe I came upon, and it turned out great!

Mustard Glazed Roasted Chicken
1 whole chicken
1/2 onion
1/2 c. mustard
1/4 c. butter, softened
1/8 c. olive oil
salt
pepper

Rinse and clean chicken, removing all inside parts. Pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper, both inside and outside of the chicken. Place onion inside the cavity. Stir together mustard, butter and olive oil and rub all over the chicken. Tuck wings under the bird and tie together the legs with string.


Place on a rack in a roasting pan and bake at 375 degrees for an hour and a half (shorter or longer depending on size of chicken). Chicken will be done when juices run clear or an internal temperature has reached 165 degrees in the thickest part of the meat. Let rest at least 20 minutes before carving.

Ah...yum! The skin got extra crispy, but the meat was very flavorful and juicy! We ate half the meat that night for dinner and I pulled off the rest, shredded it, and froze it for another meal. I'm thinking a casserole?

Gotta love a bird that generates two plus meals.

Ever roasted a whole chicken before?

19 comments:

  1. Yes, but I always let my husband do the cutting!

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  2. I've roasted a lot of chickens, but not in quite awhile. Your's looks great, the skin is so perfect!

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  3. what an adorable picture!!! your son is so cute. and as for the chicken... um... yum!

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  4. I'm going to have to try this recipe. I've never roasted a chicken before...it always seemed easy just to buy one already roasted from the store! :)

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  5. Wow awesome job roasting the chicken! I've never roasted a whole one, but I've bought whole ones and cut them in half to grill. I'll have to give that a try- for some reason it scares me. I also thought I needed a roasting pan, but yours worked out fine so now I see that I don't need one!

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  6. hahaha your little man is SO adorable! Whoops about the pee ;) Glad you guys got in a nice nap and wonderful dinner- the chicken looks like it came out perfect!! I have never roasted a whole chicken.

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  7. Well, you haven't lived till you've been peed on by a baby..hehe! The chicken looks so scrumptious :)

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  8. With all of your amazing recipes you post, you'll be a famous cookbook author before you know it! I have faith!!
    Yum to the chicken! Looks great!

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  9. I plan on making my first whole chicken this week. Im going to grill it though- eek!

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  10. ahh he is a doll baby! Mother of the year. Wait till you yell something you totally don;t mean, you aint felt no guilt yet...

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  11. oh that is too funny about the peeing incident - at least it's something you can laugh about and that you have a beautiful healthy boy - now that makes you mother of the year! :)

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  12. the chicken sounds wonderful! i may have to try it when i roast a chicken next week!

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  13. With all of your amazing recipes you post, you'll be a famous cookbook author before you know it! I have faith!!
    Yum to the chicken! Looks great!

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  14. Well, you haven't lived till you've been peed on by a baby..hehe! The chicken looks so scrumptious :)

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  15. I'm going to have to try this recipe. I've never roasted a chicken before...it always seemed easy just to buy one already roasted from the store! :)

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  16. Yes, but I always let my husband do the cutting!

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  17. I'm going to make this chicken. It looks perfect.

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