If the words crispy, lemon, garlic, chicken, delicious and weeknight eating appeal to you…then you will love this dish. Roasted chicken reminds me of hearth, home, and a mother’s love, and what better dish than this to surround with loved ones at your dining room table? It lends itself to whatever side dishes are locally seasonal; you can dress it up with elegant baby root vegetables, or go casual and homey with your family’s favorites.
Though I’m known and loved for my Heroine Chicken, when I sought a great last-minute weeknight meal that didn’t need to marinate in advance, I was delighted to develop this with Tessemae’s, because it tastes like it spent all day marinating. Of course I’m often up for the labor-intensive dish that requires a day in the kitchen, but when someone out there makes an outstanding product that rivals homemade, what’s not to love? I had fun developing this dish, and every one of my enthusiastic tasters asked for seconds, but there weren’t any, so next time I’ll double it! Dinner in under an hour from start to table, and astoundingly simple. We broiled the chicken with Tessemae’s Lemon Garlic Marinade as a base, adding some red wine vinegar to help crisp the skin. It’s a knockout.
Tessemae's Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken