Are you tired of having the same kind of rotisserie chicken over and over again? Want to spice up a weeknight meal with a dish that seems fit for a king? Try this simple rotisserie chicken recipe whether just for you and your family or for when having company over.
3-4 lb. chicken
2 sprigs rosemary
1 large red onion, cut into eighths, divided
5 garlic cloves, crushed
3 large roasting potatoes, cut into quarters
5 T. butter
1 T. olive oil
3 T. parsley, chopped
1 T. chives, chopped
1 t. thyme
1 t. red wine vinegar
salt and pepper
1. In a bowl, mix together the last 7 ingredients, starting from the butter. Add perhaps a 1/3 T. each of salt and pepper.
2. Clean the chicken thoroughly and wash it. Stuff the chicken with the rosemary, half of the onion, and garlic. Coat the chicken with the herb and butter mixture. Tie the legs together with kitchen twine. Place the chicken on a roasting pan. Arrange the rest of the onions and the potatoes around the chicken.
3. Roast first with the chicken wings facing up for about 30 minutes at 400 degrees F. Baste the chicken after this first cooking time. Turn the chicken over and roast for another 55 minutes, basting the chicken every twenty minutes or so.
4. Wrap the chicken in foil when finished cooking. Remove the potatoes and onion from the pan. Pour juices into a saucepan, removing excess oil. Make a gravy by adding 1/2 T. all-purpose flour to the drippings/juices, stirring constantly. Add 1 cup hot stock, whisking all the time. Simmer for a couple of minutes, then check for salt and pepper. Serve in a gravy boat.