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2021-04-11 5:14:02 PM  
The onions, carrots, and potatoes that are right there in the pan to roast with the chicken really don't add much complexity to the prep.
 
2021-04-11 5:33:21 PM  
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2021-04-11 5:35:26 PM  

eriphila: The onions, carrots, and potatoes that are right there in the pan to roast with the chicken really don't add much complexity to the prep.


What you said. 100%.
 
2021-04-11 5:40:30 PM  
You should roast all of the chicken. Sides included. Not just the top and bottom.
 
2021-04-11 5:55:57 PM  
I cook my chicken all the way around, to be safe.  It's the sides of the cow that I walk by a fire and slap on the plate.
 
2021-04-11 6:33:08 PM  
They always tell you what temperature to cook the center of the bird, but never the sides.
 
2021-04-11 6:48:23 PM  
Potatoes DUH. But actually, squash is a good idea too. I love roasted acorn squash. And then something green. Broccoli or Brussels or spinach or asparagus cooked with herbs and butter.
 
2021-04-11 7:02:20 PM  
If the sides aren't cooked it's not a good roast chicken, now is it?
 
2021-04-11 7:03:30 PM  
A good roast chicken is roasted at 500 F, which would kill a good vegetable.  The veggies get roasted separately at 370 F.
 
2021-04-11 7:58:59 PM  
I grew acorn squash and took them to my sister's for thanksgiving.
I don't think she ever saw "raw" food before.
I said, give me a cup of brown sugar, a stick of butter, a thing of cinnamon, and a a thing of nutmeg, oh, and the biggest knife you got, and a serving spoon.

"What do you do with the seeds?"

Your choice:.
Throw them out, roast them and eat them, or plant them out back and watch the deer eat them next year.
 
2021-04-11 7:59:13 PM  
Butterfly the bird ,place fingerling potatoes underneath and roast.
 
2021-04-11 8:00:38 PM  

eriphila: The onions, carrots, and potatoes that are right there in the pan to roast with the chicken really don't add much complexity to the prep.


Throw in parsnips as a variation sometime.
 
2021-04-11 8:02:57 PM  
There are more mentions of brussel sprout on that list than should be.  Which is none.
 
2021-04-11 8:17:21 PM  
How do we feel about rice as a side? I've got a bird for tomorrow's dinner and no potatoes and a huge bucket of rice to move through.
 
2021-04-11 8:37:05 PM  

syrynxx: There are more mentions of brussel sprout on that list than should be.  Which is none.


The brussels sprout of today is hybridized way beyond that horrid stuff that your mother forced you to eat when you were a kid.  Give it a try, especially with bacon.
 
2021-04-11 8:42:18 PM  

TelemonianAjax: How do we feel about rice as a side? I've got a bird for tomorrow's dinner and no potatoes and a huge bucket of rice to move through.


Plain? Wild? Blend? Rice goes pretty good with chicken. Doing a whole bird later this week myself, and I'm thinking salad. Fennel orange salad with the mash n graveh.

But I could use more suggestions.
 
2021-04-11 8:44:05 PM  
Green beans sautéed in a cast iron pan with a blend of salt, pepper, garlic and onion powders, and paprika. And rice cooked in chicken stock.
 
2021-04-11 8:44:40 PM  
If it's light meat like chicken, I love heavy/carby sides. If it's a special  occasion then let's go with some dense mashed potatoes, maybe some Irish Cheddar mixed in. Or go with a tourtiere slice. Otherwise if you're roasting with some veggies: make a butter sauce mixed with balsamic vinegar  (it's called black butter)  and pour it over the bird. If it's Spring/Summer: pasta with pesto goes great with chicken and fresh tomatoes - but I'm spoiled living near my parents who grow their own tomatoes...
 
2021-04-11 8:53:58 PM  

syrynxx: There are more mentions of brussel sprout on that list than should be.  Which is none.


None is the answer.
 
2021-04-11 8:57:14 PM  

hlehmann: syrynxx: There are more mentions of brussel sprout on that list than should be.  Which is none.

The brussels sprout of today is hybridized way beyond that horrid stuff that your mother forced you to eat when you were a kid.  Give it a try, especially with bacon.


This Brussel's sprouts are amazing.  Just no wet cooking methods.  Dry only.
 
2021-04-11 8:58:03 PM  

testosteronephobe: syrynxx: There are more mentions of brussel sprout on that list than should be.  Which is none.

None is the answer.


Name checks out.
 
2021-04-11 9:04:27 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: A good roast chicken is roasted at 500 F, which would kill a good vegetable.  The veggies get roasted separately at 370 F.


I agree. I'll usually do the chicken in the oven and roast vegetables in the convection toaster oven.

You can do the chicken lower with the vegetables but I think you get a better result higher.

Roast chicken is planned for Tuesday night this week. I'll probably go with a za'atar rub, roasted or fried cauliflower, some tehina sauce and sumac onions. It's one of my go-to meals.
 
2021-04-11 9:07:07 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: A good roast chicken is roasted at 500 F, which would kill a good vegetable.  The veggies get roasted separately at 370 F.


This.
 
2021-04-11 9:08:13 PM  

TelemonianAjax: How do we feel about rice as a side? I've got a bird for tomorrow's dinner and no potatoes and a huge bucket of rice to move through.


With roast chicken, it's gotta be a dirty or wild rice
 
2021-04-11 9:11:32 PM  

NINEv2: TelemonianAjax: How do we feel about rice as a side? I've got a bird for tomorrow's dinner and no potatoes and a huge bucket of rice to move through.

Plain? Wild? Blend? Rice goes pretty good with chicken. Doing a whole bird later this week myself, and I'm thinking salad. Fennel orange salad with the mash n graveh.

But I could use more suggestions.


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2021-04-11 9:14:07 PM  
p.s.

y'all this gang is not "exclusive" nor do you have to have blood in nor blood out. just be cool here, yeah, yo, that's the way...
 
2021-04-11 9:17:45 PM  

ChubbyTiger: hlehmann: syrynxx: There are more mentions of brussel sprout on that list than should be.  Which is none.

The brussels sprout of today is hybridized way beyond that horrid stuff that your mother forced you to eat when you were a kid.  Give it a try, especially with bacon.

This Brussel's sprouts are amazing.  Just no wet cooking methods.  Dry only.


I go the extra mile in this direction.  I slice the raw sprouts in half and place them on cooling racks atop foil, then bake them at 350 for 15 min.  During this time, I powder some walnuts in the spice mill, remove them to a bowl, add some grated parm and cayenne.  After I remove the sprouts from the oven, I spray them with olive oil, then toss them in the seasoning mixture.  Then back in the oven they go, sprinkled with some of the seasoning mix, minus the cooling rack, for the final 15 minutes. Then I give them a second spray with olive oil and seasoning toss.  I can barely discipline myself to make a 1 lb. batch last three meals.
 
2021-04-11 9:24:03 PM  

Spermbot: ChubbyTiger: hlehmann: syrynxx: There are more mentions of brussel sprout on that list than should be.  Which is none.

The brussels sprout of today is hybridized way beyond that horrid stuff that your mother forced you to eat when you were a kid.  Give it a try, especially with bacon.

This Brussel's sprouts are amazing.  Just no wet cooking methods.  Dry only.

I go the extra mile in this direction.  I slice the raw sprouts in half and place them on cooling racks atop foil, then bake them at 350 for 15 min.  During this time, I powder some walnuts in the spice mill, remove them to a bowl, add some grated parm and cayenne.  After I remove the sprouts from the oven, I spray them with olive oil, then toss them in the seasoning mixture.  Then back in the oven they go, sprinkled with some of the seasoning mix, minus the cooling rack, for the final 15 minutes. Then I give them a second spray with olive oil and seasoning toss.  I can barely discipline myself to make a 1 lb. batch last three meals.


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2021-04-11 9:26:20 PM  

luna1580: p.s.

y'all this gang is not "exclusive" nor do you have to have blood in nor blood out. just be cool here, yeah, yo, that's the way...


You're just going to abandon the hazing rituals that quickly? But I bought all this jello...
 
2021-04-11 9:36:21 PM  
I cut up red potatoes, big chunks of garlic and shallot and use that as a bed for the chicken.
The chicken juices drip down and cook the potatoes.
 
2021-04-11 9:39:07 PM  

TelemonianAjax: How do we feel about rice as a side? I've got a bird for tomorrow's dinner and no potatoes and a huge bucket of rice to move through.


If you've got some white wine and some chicken broth, make risotto and add some pan drippings from the chicken about halfway through.
 
2021-04-11 9:39:40 PM  
With our last roasted chicken we made garlic mashed cauliflower.

It is an outstanding alternative to the mashed potatoes we usually have with chicken.
 
2021-04-11 9:40:33 PM  

eriphila: The onions, carrots, and potatoes that are right there in the pan to roast with the chicken really don't add much complexity to the prep.


And once the chicken is done, all you have to do is make gravy.
 
2021-04-11 9:46:09 PM  

italie: luna1580: p.s.

y'all this gang is not "exclusive" nor do you have to have blood in nor blood out. just be cool here, yeah, yo, that's the way...

You're just going to abandon the hazing rituals that quickly? But I bought all this jello...


and, for that, you may join us.

i can think of LOTS of stuff we can do with jello.....
 
2021-04-11 10:22:24 PM  
A good roast chicken is easy if you have an instant read or decent probe thermometer. The seasonings and sides can be literally almost anything. I like fairly simple herbs and maybe some lemon in addition to salt and pepper on the chicken, and some form of potatoes along with whatever green veggies I'm in the mood for. Maybe carrots and onions if I'm doing gravy. I rarely roast whole chickens though since it's just my partner and myself.
 
2021-04-11 11:47:23 PM  

luna1580: p.s.

y'all this gang is not "exclusive" nor do you have to have blood in nor blood out. just be cool here, yeah, yo, that's the way...


I may go for sweet n hot mafia meself ;-D
 
2021-04-12 12:18:45 AM  

luna1580: p.s.

y'all this gang is not "exclusive" nor do you have to have blood in nor blood out. just be cool here, yeah, yo, that's the way...


Bachelor here. And misplaced from the Covid fun.

Except for the weird times I'm asked to come over and cook breakfast or dinner for the folks and family till  i move another 2K miles away I'm pefectly happy cheating and just having something tasty and quick.

So my only question of the gang is the yolk the best part of an egg or do you delete the yolk?
 
2021-04-12 12:33:59 AM  
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2021-04-12 12:34:47 AM  

tintar: duh and/or hello? moar cheekhon! cheekhon good.

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2021-04-12 12:42:09 AM  

italie: luna1580: p.s.

y'all this gang is not "exclusive" nor do you have to have blood in nor blood out. just be cool here, yeah, yo, that's the way...

You're just going to abandon the hazing rituals that quickly? But I bought all this jello...


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2021-04-12 12:42:51 AM  

Rene ala Carte: With our last roasted chicken we made garlic mashed cauliflower.

It is an outstanding alternative to the mashed potatoes we usually have with chicken.


Did a celeriac puree with the last roast chicken I did, really nice, cuts down on carbs, 2:1 ratio of celeriac to potato cooked in milk and broth. Then used the reserved liquid to make broccoli cheddar soup.
 
2021-04-12 2:12:12 AM  
We are going to try huli-huli chicken on our set it and forget it (don't actually do that) rotissieri in a few days. Just spatchcock the chicken and start the machine, after giving the bird a good standard rub. As for sides, I can't eat potatoes right now (just post-stroke), so probably some rice and a veg, something simple. In Hawaii, they serve it with plain rice and macaroni salad.
 
2021-04-12 3:02:51 AM  

silvervial: We are going to try huli-huli chicken on our set it and forget it (don't actually do that) rotissieri in a few days. Just spatchcock the chicken and start the machine, after giving the bird a good standard rub. As for sides, I can't eat potatoes right now (just post-stroke), so probably some rice and a veg, something simple. In Hawaii, they serve it with plain rice and macaroni salad.


Yikes! Best of luck with the recovery.
 
2021-04-12 5:54:40 AM  

alechemist: Butterfly the bird ,place fingerling potatoes underneath and roast.


We did that recently with stuffing, just used stove top, farking declicious.
 
2021-04-12 5:56:24 AM  

uksocal: Rene ala Carte: With our last roasted chicken we made garlic mashed cauliflower.

It is an outstanding alternative to the mashed potatoes we usually have with chicken.

Did a celeriac puree with the last roast chicken I did, really nice, cuts down on carbs, 2:1 ratio of celeriac to potato cooked in milk and broth. Then used the reserved liquid to make broccoli cheddar soup.


I wish celeriac was more readily available for me, love that stuff.
 
2021-04-12 7:21:35 AM  
I used to cook whole chickens, but that was before I knew that a raw chicken doesn't cost any less than an already-cooked rotisserie chicken.
 
2021-04-12 9:23:57 AM  
450F minimum temperature. Otherwise you're baking, not roasting.
 
2021-04-12 10:48:42 AM  

silvervial: We are going to try huli-huli chicken on our set it and forget it (don't actually do that) rotissieri in a few days. Just spatchcock the chicken and start the machine, after giving the bird a good standard rub. As for sides, I can't eat potatoes right now (just post-stroke), so probably some rice and a veg, something simple. In Hawaii, they serve it with plain rice and macaroni salad.


ooooo i make a fine hawaiian mac salad! (the trick is too boil the noodles an extra few minutes until they are big and pillowy and soft, then toss them with a little sweetened cider or white vinegar while they are still hot. let cool, then add your mayo and fixins....)
 
2021-04-12 10:54:53 AM  

silvervial: We are going to try huli-huli chicken on our set it and forget it (don't actually do that) rotissieri in a few days. Just spatchcock the chicken and start the machine, after giving the bird a good standard rub. As for sides, I can't eat potatoes right now (just post-stroke), so probably some rice and a veg, something simple. In Hawaii, they serve it with plain rice and macaroni salad.


also, feel better! your safe recovery will be in my thoughts🙂
 
2021-04-12 10:56:35 AM  
now i want chicken and mac salad......
 
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