Monday, January 20, 2014

Potluck with Garlic-Roasted Chicken and Root Vegetables and a so-so Giada book

Potluck time at IHCC coincided with my reading Giada de Laurentiss’ newest book, Giada's Feel Good Food: My Healthy Recipes and Secrets.

From Drop Box

Anyone who reads this site with any frequency knows we love a roasted chicken. Perhaps I should change the name Squirrel Head Manor to Another Roasted Chicken. It would reflect the theme here as of late.

This new book of Giada’s didn’t grab me and I can say I am happy I didn’t part with any of my hard earned money to own this one; checked this out of the library. I certainly love the library as I can browse before buying. My honest review of Giada's Feel Good Food: My Healthy Recipes and Secrets may be found HERE at Novel Meals.

For potluck I will be contributing Garlic-Roasted Chicken and Root Vegetables with slight adaptions with lemon and the choice of veggies.

Blending the butter, herbs and garlic was an easy task. Doesn't this look good? It gives the skin a crisp texture.

It helps to grab the pan and slosh it gently, side to side, so the vegetables are moistened by the oils and lemon.

The end result of coating these potatoes and carrots is amazing. The potatoes have a lovely crisp browning on the edges, delicious to eat.

Rather than typing this recipe out I searched it on the Internet to see if it’s available on Giada’s website or Food Network. I found it but surprisingly it’s not associated with this new book. This recipe was recycled from her show Giada At Home. Recipe may be found HERE.

Surf over to I♥ Cooking Club and check out the potluck offerings. Book review here.



Le laquet said...

I love roast chicken and it's perfect for sharing - he loves breast, I'm a thigh/brown meat girl. Roasted veggies in the juices. French bread to mop!


Tina said...

Mrs L, that's exactly what we had :-) ans I am with you, love the thighs. We save the breast meat for salad or soup or casseroles.

Just made that lemon tray bake again, from The Pie Patch. Love that one.

Zosia said...

My family and I love roast chicken and yours looks beautiful with that crisp golden skin. And I can just imagine how delicious those vegetables were with their caramelized edges. Wonderful meal!

sunita rohira said...

Roast chicken and roast vegetables....what's not to like? The crisp skin on your chicken looks great.

Tina said...

Thank you Zosia and Sunita, it was good and very hands off once it was popped in the oven. Thanks for visiting!

kitchen flavours said...

We love roast chicken! Yours looks delicious! Roast chicken always brings big smiles from the family at my dining table! Thanks for the review of this book at your other post.

Pam said...

Well, I did buy the book. Not too thrilled either. But this looks good.

Susan Lindquist said...

You gotta love a good roasted chicken! Must be the weather for it, we roasted a good one this week too! Bet your kitchen smell like a million bucks!

Deb in Hawaii said...

I actually liked the book but the recipes--I could have done without the tips and such. ;-)

This looks like a perfect dinner--love those crispy-edged potatoes. Butter, garlic and herbs are always a winning combo.

TeaLady said...

I love roasting a chicken but for some reason don't make it often. I need to get back to it. This one is lovely and brown and crispy.

Tina said...

Thanks all, such nice comments and I see our sentiments are about the same for the life style tips. I like her previous books much better.

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Roast chicken is pretty much our favourite meal around here, so I'll definitely be trying this version - looks wonderful.

Shame the Giada book was a little disappointing, but good that you didn't invest in it. I had been curious about it as I love some of her other books, but don't think I'll bother with this one.