Episode 4 Winner Winner Chicken Dinner...the Best Roasted Chicken

How long do you microwave a 6 pound chicken? Suzy likes to microwave everything.... almost everything.  Watch this Episode to find out how to cook a 6 pound chicken a couple different ways.  Sharon’s way or Suzy’s which will be the winner winner? 

Susan’s Roasted Chicken (Betty)

1 4-6 pound chicken

6-9 sprigs of organic fresh rosemary or a .75 ounce package

.5 ounce package of organic thyme

2 organic lemons rinsed and cut in have

2 tbls olive oil

2 tsp butter

1/4 tsp pepper

Pinch of salt

Preheat oven 350F

Rinse and pat dry chicken. Microwave oil,butter, pepper and salt, till butter is melted. Slather the oil mixture over the chicken. Stuff the cavity with rosemary, thyme and two of the halve lemons

Reach up into breast area and loosen skin so you can place a halve a lemon fruit side down on each breast side; your chicken will look like it has boobies.

Suzy thinks that is funny but it will make that breast meat so juicy and tender.

Roast 1 1/2 to 2 hours check with meat thermometer thickest part should be 165F

Remove from oven let “rest” 20 minutes before carving to serve.

You can use the chicken carcass to make a chicken soup base.

 Sharon’s Beer Can Chicken

1 can of beer

Rub Spice Mix:

2 tsp packed brown sugar

2 tsp paprika

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp dried thyme leaves

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp dried rubbed sage

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp cumin

1 4- 6 pound whole chicken

Worcestershire sauce as needed

Preheat oven to 350F

Punch 5 holes in can

Whisk together spices

Rinse and pat dry chicken remove inner parts if in the cavity

Sprinkle cavity with salt

Rub outside of chicken with Worcestershire sauce and sprinkle with the rub spice mix

Stand the chicken up the beer can in a roasting dish ( a brownie or lasagna pan works good)

Roast 1 1/2 to 2 hours check with meat thermometer thickest part should be 165F

Remove from oven let “rest” 20 minutes before carving to serve.

Use the chicken carcass to make a chicken soup base.