I love roast chicken. LOVE it!
But sometimes I want to make it a teeny tiny different than usual, so I put this one into the oven and did my usual spices but decided to add in a can of turkey gravy and boy was it good.
The trick to a really good roast chicken is to cook it for a long time.
I remember for the first few years of being married, I wanted to rush it all, I thought that I should be able to cook the perfect roast chicken while only baking it for like 45 minutes, I mean if it was cooked through and done, it was great right?
Wrong! The longer you leave it in, the more time it has to develop the flavor, to soak it all in and to get so tender that it starts falling off the bone....and THAT is what you want.
So this is what I did:
Roast Chicken and Gravy
1 whole chicken, cut up
salt and pepper
1 can of turkey gravy
I like using my stoneware roasters for the chicken. Drizzle some olive oil on the bottom, add the chicken, then season with the salt and pepper, garlic, paprika and parsley, drizzle a little bit more olive oil over the chicken.
Pour the can of turkey gravy over everything and then pop into a 375 degree oven and cook for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until the chicken is done and a nice brown color.