Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Dutch Roasted Chicken
usually cast iron; they have been used in cooking
for hundreds of years. Other English speaking
countries call them casserole dishes ("casserole"
means "pot" in French) Heavy but very handy it
goes from stove top to oven with no problems. A
trait we will be using for this meal.
This is a great basic meal that includes both meat
& vegetables. It is a healthy dinner for any
“shut-ins” you might know.
Do your cutting: dice the onion, open the thighs and cut in half so you have big chunks of meat.
While you wait for the oven to come to temperature, soak the chicken in some buttermilk for a juicier taste. In fact if you have time, let it sit overnight! Season the chicken with the salt and pepper.
Snap the ends off of the green beans and place in a bath of warm water and ½ cup white vinegar (to wash them).
Yes this may seem old fashioned. But it is the cheapest and healthiest way to care for someone you love. Slave finds the hands on time snapping the ends to be a great centering exercise. Especially true when you keep your thoughts filled with happy memories of the ones you are cooking for: the look of their sleepy smile in the morning, the sound of their laugh, the gentle touch of their head against yours.
If your hash brown potatoes are still frozen, empty about half a bag into a large bowl and bump them in the microwave for about 3.30 just to thaw out.
Warm up the olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high
heat. Place the chicken in the pan and brown on all sides
(about 4 minutes per side) You might have to do this in
two shifts so the chicken is not crowded. Remove the
chicken, and set aside on a paper towel lined plate.
This makes another great casserole to share with
neighbors. Just remember the elderly don't eat as much, so
about a cup and a half is just fine!
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Posted by socialslave at 3:56 PM