Less can be more when it comes to roasting chicken. Its down-home flavour tastes great without a lot of fancy rubs or marinades. Dish it up with our tangy maple-mustard dunking sauce.
Tucking a whole chicken into a roasting pan takes just a couple of minutes. Here’s how to season it up when you have the urge for a burst of flavour.
* Rubs Sprinkle whole chicken with a mix of 1 tsp (5 mL) dried crumbled rosemary stirred with 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each dried thyme leaves, sage leaves and cracked black pepper, plus a generous sprinkling of celery salt or regular salt. Or try a mix of 1 tsp (5 mL) each poultry seasoning and curry powder with big pinches of cayenne pepper and salt.
* Stuffings Begin by making a stuffing mix according to package directions, but jazz it up with chopped apple or pear, sprinkles of chopped fresh or dried rosemary and strips of prosciutto or crumbled bacon. Or season it with big pinches of cumin and curry powder and lots of chopped fresh coriander.