Sunday, February 15, 2009
Another Roast Chicken Dinner
I know, I know, we just had a roast chicken dinner 10 days ago. But I would be happy to eat roast chicken twice a week. It tastes good and is so easy to put together.
I got in the house after work tonight just before 5:30 and put the chicken in a 500°F oven. Moe had the oven on and preheated for me so I didn't have to wait for that. I started the onions and the celery sauting for the dressing/stuffing and while that was happening I cubed the bread. Added some chicken broth to the vegetables and let them simmer until tender. Seasoned with sage, salt and pepper, and parsley and tossed with the bread. Spooned into a casserole, covered and into the convection oven. Peeled the potatoes and cut up the rutabaga. Just before the chicken came out of the oven the potatoes and the rutabaga both went on to cook. While the chicken rested, I made the gravy. The stuffing/dressing came out of the oven, mashed the potatoes, buttered the rutabaga and seasoned with a cracked garlic clove and salt and pepper. Cooked the peas and carved the chicken. About an hour and 15 minutes, start to finish.