Sunday night Miss Bee and I made a trip to Trader Joe’s to do our meal planning for this week. I saw this chicken in the meat department and thought it sounded good and would be perfect with the bag of fingerling sweet potatoes I picked up in produce. It’s $4.49 a pound, so this chicken was $12.99.
Oh. My. Goodness. Do yourself a favor and visit TJ’s this week and get this Spatchcocked Lemon Rosemary chicken. Here’s why:
- It’s super easy to cook. You open the package, place the chicken in a pan and bake for about 75 minutes. That’s it.
- It will make your house smell like you have been cooking in the kitchen all day. Literally, your family will walk in and love you.
- It’s delicious. I have a problem with rotisserie chickens, and the like, because they are so darn saltly. The ingredients in this chicken are simple:
Whole Split Chicken with Bone and Skin, Mojo Brine (Water, Orange Juice, Brown Sugar, Salt, Lime Juice), Marinade (Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Buffered Vinegar, Rosemary, Parsley, Rosemary Extract), Lemon Slices.
I placed diced sweet potatoes in the pan with the chicken and roasted them all together. The juices from the chicken were yummy and coated the potatoes perfectly. I served it with a side of TJ’s fresh green beans.
If you are wondering what “Spatchcocked” means — it’s just a term used to describe the technique in which the meat has been prepared for roasting or grilling.
So, you’ve learned something new and you’ll eat a tasty meal this week. Enjoy!