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How to Roast a Chicken

We may have been focusing primarily on how you can reach your fitness and weight-loss goals for You Can Do It Week, but today we want to shift gears a little to the kitchen. Why? Because we know a lot of people either don’t like to cook — or think they don’t like to cook. But the truth is, cooking can be totally easy and fun. Plus, you can save some serious cash by cooking at home — and maybe just impress your friends with your mad kitchen skills. All it takes is a little know-how. Like, the right recipe or technique.

Which brings us to this post that I just had to share from Fit Bottomed Eats: How to roast a chicken!


Yes, those already made and golden brown rotisserie chickens you see at the grocery ARE fantastic and convenient. But now you can make one even more delicious at home — and all it takes is a little time in the oven and some butcher’s twine (or unflavored dental floss — love that hack mentioned in the post!).

I’ll totally be making this recipe. One time my husband and I bought this delicious hot rotisserie chicken from a big-box store (I won’t name names … ) and pretty much devoured most of it as soon as we got home. It was so juicy. And tender! And fresh! And we had just come back from the gym and were starving. Lo and behold, the next day we saw said chicken, cooled after a night in the fridge, it was pretty much sitting in a solidified pond of white fat.


Have you ever roasted your own chicken? Ever had an experience like that? That time totally reminded me of why I like to cook: you always know exactly what’s in your food! And, in this case, your chicken! Jenn

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