Southern Man

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Recipes for Men: Oven-Baked Chicken

Prep time is about fifteen minutes; cook time, two hours. Feeds four, or two people twice, or Southern Man alone four times. Well, perhaps three. You'll need

  • one 3-lb fryer hen
  • several potatoes, carrots, and onions
  • assorted spices, rubs, and sauces
Preheat the oven to 350o. Clean the hen, then place in a large roasting pan. Mist the bird with olive oil and rub in a couple of tablespoons of butter. Season to taste with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic, sage, and whatever. Add carrots, potatoes (sliced or whole), and onions (again, sliced or whole; they'll fall apart nicely in the end). Mix two ounces each of Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, and cooking wine (feel free to experiment here) then pour this marinade over the chicken and veggies. Cover and bake for two hours. If you've a girl over this makes a good romantic dinner, and she will be impressed with the value of a man who can actually cook; serve with small Caesar salads and wine (for her) and beer (for him), and dark chocolate mints for dessert.

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