Ranchero-Style Roasted Chicken

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For a great winter meal, try this Mexican version of the home-cooked favourite roast chicken. This recipe serves four people.

    What You’ll Need

  • One chicken, free range
  • Half of an onion
  • Two garlic cloves
  • Three tablespoons of chipotle ranchero salsa
  • A tablespoon of butter
  • An herb bundle (bay leaf, parsley and thyme)
    How to Make It:

  • Stuff the garlic, onion and herbs into the chicken.
  • Spread the salsa over your chicken.
  • Place the chicken into roasting pan and cook for an hour in the oven at 100°.
  • Then, turn the oven up to 150° and cook for an additional hour.
  • Next, turn the oven up to 200° and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Then, take the chicken out of the oven and melt butter over the top of it.
  • Serve with a salad or veggies.

By changing the oven temperature throughout the cooking time, you ensure the chicken is juicy and tender.

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