Oven Roasted Bacon Chicken
I am providing you today, the recipe that I promised you last week. It will cost you basically nothing to feed a family of 4 plus. I am sure that everyone will enjoy it.
One whole chicken
1½ tbsps. of olive or canola oil
2 tbsps. of Angie’s Seasonings to taste (recipe is provided in this post at the end)
Herbs of your choice such as cilantro, parsley, thyme or rosemary
½ package of bacon
1. Take all the chicken skin off and discard.
2. Remove the packet that comes inside the chicken and clean the cavity.
3. Stuff the cavity with 1 lemon and herbs of your choice for more flavors.
4. Rub it well with olive or canola oil and season it to taste with my seasoning.
5. Cover the chicken with bacon
6. Place the chicken in a baking mold and cook at 450 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour. (Since oven temperatures are not the same depending on several factors, I recommend that you check on your chicken after 40 minutes. If it is not done, extend the cooking time to one hour. The chicken is done when the thermometer reads 160 degrees.)
These are Some of the Ingredients
Angie’s Dry Seasoning for Chicken, Meat, Pork and Seafood
Today, I want to share with you one of my favorite recipes, my own dry seasoning. I have been cooking since I was a little girl. It is not a burden for me, but rather a time to relax, be creative and forget about the stress of the day. The one thing that I learned early on in my life was that food tastes better when seasoned well. That is the reason why I am bold when it comes to marinates, seasonings and salad dressing, among other things. I occasionally use salt and pepper but that is on filet mignon and grill steaks only. This is one of my favorite seasoning combinations. Enjoy it.
In a glass jar with a lid mix the following spices:
1 tsp. ground pepper
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. sweet paprika
1 tsp. ground dry rosemary
1 tsp. dry thyme
1 tsp. dry oregano
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
½ tsp. chili powder
½ tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. chopped dry basil leaves
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. kosher salt
How to use it with Chicken, Meat, Pork and Seafood:
Clean by removing all visible fat and pat dry with a paper towel.
Move to a glass container, add a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and rub well.
Sprinkle a generous amount of seasoning on meat.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes or longer and your meat will be ready to cook.
When you have spare time to make a fresh meal from scratch, a roasted chicken will never fail you. I will give you the recipe for this dish next week buy today, I am going to show you how I purchase, clean and cut the chickens before they get to look this good! Smile.
First, this is how I purchase them because it is cost saving to purchase in bulk and to butcher it yourself.
These two guys cost me $9.00 and they render approximately between 7-10 meals for 2 people. That means, if my math is right that each meal will cost you $1.12 that multiplied by 2 tells me that you total cost for that day meal will be $2.24. Well, I am sure that this figure will encourage you to follow my next hack for eating well while saving in bundles. However, first, you will have to do a little work.
Chicken #1: To be divided in multiple pieces for several meals. Work with one chicken at a time. These instructions are for the chicken that you will butcher only.
1. Take all the skin off and discard.
2. Cut all the legs and wings from the body and set aside.
3. Cut the lower part of the chicken from both sides and set aside to make chicken broth.
4. Now you are left with the breasts only. Cut them in half and squeeze your fingers between the meat and the bone to de-bone them.
5. Now, you can decide what your meals will be. So, put them all in freezer bags, with dates.
Chicken #2: keep intact for roasting (I like to cover my bird with bacon)
1. Take all the skin off and discard.
2. Cut the lower part of the chicken from both sides and set aside to make chicken broth later. You can keep it uncut if you wish, or just cut it in the middle.
3. If you keep it uncut, you can stuff it with lemons and herbs for more flavor.
4. After this process, you will season it well and cook it. I will post the recipe next week for you. It is so delicious and I am sure that you will enjoy it.
If you have air condition in your home, chances are that you have one of these filters to catch impurities in the air. Unfortunately, not many people are aware of the importance of changing these filters frequently. If you think about it, how many times do you open your windows to circulate polluted air from your cleaning products, the chemicals used in the clothes you bring from the laundry the furniture, and carpeting? I can go on and on with a number of pollutants that we all have in our homes.
All you need to do is to change these filters in order to inhale cleaner air at home. You have to be consistent. These filters are cheap and any hardware store carries them. Follow the instructions in the packing and in no time you will be on your way to breathe healthier air at home.
It is no secret. By now if you are following my posts you will uncover that I purchase most of my groceries at Costco. This is not an ad for them but please allow me to explain. The reason is that the quality of their products is high, and the prices are totally reasonable.
It was not so easy at the beginning. I had to be creative because I was purchasing in bulk for a household of 2. So, what was I supposed to do when I purchase a huge bag of organic baby peas or a pack of 2 pork tenderloins? Simply, I decided that instead of doing the freezing and thawing dance for a product, I would make it more user friendly.
When I bring the groceries home I do as everyone does, put the freezer products in the freezer and the fridge products in the fridge. Once I put all my perishables and non-perishables in place, then I begin to divide my perishables for 2 people, (you can do it for 4 or as large as your household is) and put them in small freezer bags.
I also divide my veggies and cut my meats based on the dishes that I have plan in my menu for the week. For instance, I divided the pork tenderloin in the photo, to use during the week in 4 different meals:
1. Pork tenderloin mignon, with bacon and mushrooms
2. Sauté pork with sweet baby peas
3. Homemade chili with the cubes you see in the photo
4. Pork Stir Fry, by cutting 2 of the round pieces into strips and adding broccoli and onions
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I am a blogger, a photographer, a jewelry designer, a gourmet cook, and a recipe book writer. I am also a flea market flipper, an avid gardener, an interior/ outdoors designer, an avid golfer and traveler.