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Basic Roast Chicken

When cooking a whole chicken or turkey, I can not stress enough the difference a digital meat thermometer makes! It completely takes the guess work out of when it is cooked and prevents over cooking and drying the meat out. I bought mine at Superstore for $24 and it has been worth every penny. If you have time, take the chicken out of the fridge about 30 minutes before cooking, this helps the skin crisp up but isn’t necessary. Drizzle olive or grape seed oil onContinue Reading

Flatten Chicken

To flatten a whole chicken, use a sharp knife or kitchen shears to cut down either side of the back bone. Remove the back bone.  Turn chicken breast side up and press firmly on the breastbone to flatten. Dry rub: 1/2 cup paprika 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tbsp black pepper 1 tbsp sea salt 1 tbsp chili powder 1 tbsp garlic powder 1 tbsp onion powder 1 tsp cayenne (optional)   Season chicken with the dry rub, you can also use your favourite barbequeContinue Reading

Beer Can Chicken

I purchased a stand from Canadian Tire for this recipe, well worth the few dollars! Rub:     1/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 tbsp cayenne pepper 2 tbsp paprika 2 tsp dry mustard 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper   1/2 can of beer   Preheat your grill to 375 degrees F.  Mix all dry ingredients.  Place chicken legs down on the beer can.  Place in stand or on a grill safe plate.  Sprinkle 1 Tbsp of seasoning into the top cavity of the chicken.Continue Reading

Oven Rice

This is one of my families favourite dishes, with or without the chicken! 2 cups rice of choice (Just not minute rice) 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup chopped green pepper 1 to 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms 3/4 cup of chopped leeks or onions 3 1/2 cups chicken broth 1/2 cup olive or grape seed oil 1/4 soy sauce or coconut aminos 2 tbsp of 3 onion dip mix from epicure or onion soup mix 2 cups of chopped left over chicken   BakeContinue Reading

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