• 2 limes
  • 2 tbl salt
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 chicken

i don’t know about you, but when it rains i crave one or two things, soup or…wait for it…roasted chicken.

when it rains, or even if it’s just overcast and threatening rain, there is just something in the air that screams:

“go home. turn on your oven. throw a chicken in. lay down and grab a book. listen to the sounds of the rain. enjoy the following smells radiating from your kitchen…”

seriously, you will enjoy this. especially if it’s raining and suddenly 50 degrees again. wait, you will just enjoy it.

there is nothing in the world like a roasted chicken, well, unless your vegetarian. in that case your just grossed out right now (so re-read yesterdays post to make up for this, it’s meatless).

i have mentioned (here, here and here) my love hate relationship with chicken. i love it cooked (pre-cooked from the store works too). raw, not so much. i couldn’t help myself though.

sunday was a rainy gloomy day. it screamed chicken (if days could scream i guess). i’ve been meaning to try something different for a while and when one of my friends mentioned this lime garlic chicken she has been enjoying i just couldn’t get my mind off if it.

so before i ran home from my 4th kids birthday party in on week (yeah, i said 4 in 1 week!) to escape the rain, i ran to the grocery and picked myself up a bird and a couple of limes.

not only was the lime and garlic in a chicken a very interesting combination, it was juicy, it was tasty and man, ugh, so freakin good (seriously, i’m spot on with freakin because it was so freakin good). this is going on my list of must makes the next time i have company.

garlic and lime roasted chicken

to prep: zest 2 limes. if zest seems big, there are many different types of zesters, chop it up and set it aside in a bowl. save the limes, you use everything here. pre-heat your oven to 350.

  1. zest your lime and place in a bowl. chop garlic and add to bowl. here enters the salt, add to bowl as well as juice from one lime.
  2. with your fingers (or a spoon or fork, but fingers work well) mush up the lime, garlic and salt mixture.
  3. carefully lift up skin of the chicken with your fingers (this is where i freak out). stuff half the salt lime mixture inside the skin. carefully lay skin back down, and use the rest of the mixture on the outside of the chicken.
  4. take the extra lime you have laying around and squeeze that over the chicken. stick the 2 limes inside the bird.
  5. take some pepper and sprinkle it over the chicken.
  6. roast for an hour at 350.

to the bottom of my pan, you can see from the below picture, i added some small potatoes and a sliced red onion (i also added some white wine).

sit back, relax, enjoy the fragrance, and eat!



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