Whenever I think about roast chicken my mouth waters, so I decided to roast one for dinner. Even during hot weather, I don’t mind turning on the oven sometimes. It’s kind of like eating hot noodle soup and drinking hot coffee or tea during summer – sweating and enjoying it profusely.
I carefully pulled the skin up and slathered the inside with garlic scape pesto (a current obsession of mine). The outside of the chicken was throughly coated with butter, salt, and pepper. I don’t think roast chicken really needs much to be delicious.
The chicken came out really flavorful and juicy with perfectly crisp skin. The husband and I barely talked during dinner, which is rare, because we were enjoying it so much. I also baked a couple of potatoes and topped them with fresh peas sautéed in olive oil and butter. I’m not a huge fan of too many toppings on my baked potato, so this was perfect.
The first day of our local farmers’ market starts on Wednesday and I’m really looking forward to seeing what all the vendors will bring. I’m especially looking forward to buying more fresh vegetables.
How many of you are fans of a good roast chicken and what do you like on your baked potato?