So you brought home a farm fresh chicken now what? There are many different ways to cook a chicken. Roast, baking, frying, stewing or grilling. You can use a farm fresh chicken in any recipe of your choice. Chicken is hard to mess up. Below are some ideas for a good meal.

Roasted Whole Chicken with Fresh Herbs

  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 5 sprigs fresh oregano chopped
  • 5 springs fresh thyme chopped
  • 5 springs fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 14lbwhole chicken

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Combine the ingredients for the herb mix together and set aside.

Next, starting on one side of the chicken, carefully insert your fingers into the skin and the breast meat and loosen the skin. Do this throughout the chicken- you want to make space between the skin layer and the meat.

Fill the area between the skin & the meat with the filling. Rub the herb filling all over the meat of the chicken and inside the skin. (Get in there good!)

Rub the outside of the chicken with salt & pepper & and left over herb mixture

A roasting pan with a rack works best but you can also use a large baking pan. Place your chicken in the roasting pan (or baking pan) and into your pre-heated oven and cook for 45 minutes.

For a nice brown, crispy chicken, finish by broiling on high for 3-8 minutes. Since ovens vary so much, keep an eye on the chicken so that it doesn’t burn.

Remove from the oven, let cool a couple minutes, and enjoy!