The original recipe I used was at Everyday Paleo. My photo is posted. I modified the recipe by rubbing the chicken with a little bit of coconut oil before roasting.
Rinse the bird, pull out neck and other parts, pat dry, rub with coconut oil, salt with sea salt. Roast at 450 for an hour or a bit more, until done.
The best things about roasting chicken myself
1. I avoid all the questionable ingredients injected into the store bought, rotisserie chicken
2. The whole house smells wonderful!
3. I have the bones left for bone broth (also makes the house smell good)
3.5 I save money on buying chicken broth, also avoids questionable ingredients.
3.75 The chicken broth no doubt provides a good source of bio-available calcium.
4. The left overs can be frozen into fast snack portions for daily errand running.
5. The chicken is a great protein source in my food template. Jr. Family member agrees.
The few down sides of roasting my own chicken
1. Little bit of prep, cook, and clean up time (worth it!)
2. Must guard the cats from having a meat fest (they circle like sharks) while the chicken cools.
3. I still buy rotisserie chickens- mainly while traveling. Still a good choice by comparison. I haven't tried borrowing a friend/family member's kitchen yet, or at a hotel with a kitchen, but it's on my list.
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