Food for Energy: Roasted chicken recipe inspired by Ina Garten’s “Lemon Chicken with Croutons” Recipe, Barefoot in Paris: Easy French Food You Can Make at Home
This delicious food for energy is SO easy to make and everyone will think you are a fabulous cook! It starts with an all-natural, preservative free, base. In this case, an organic, free-range, antibiotic-free chicken. (Read the label carefully.) I also make the bread cubes from brown spelt bread and season it with a 50/50 blend of sea salt and kelp. The latter is super fuel for tired adrenal glands per Dr. Wilson, author, Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome
Food for Energy: Roasted Chicken with Spelt Bread Croutons Serves 3 to 4 Prep Time – 15 Min
1 (4 to 5 pound) Organic, Free-Range and Antibiotic-Free roasting chicken
1 large yellow onion, sliced
Good olive oil
Kosher salt and kelp
Freshly ground black pepper
2 lemons (or oranges), quartered
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
6 cups (3/4-inch) Spelt bread cubes (1 loaf of brown Spelt bread)
How to roast a chicken:
Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees
Place onion slices in the roasting pan and drizzle with the olive oil.
Remove giblets and wash the chicken inside and out. Pat dry and season inside and out with the Sea Salt/Kelp Mix then stuff with the lemons or oranges and place on top of the onion slices. Tie up the legs with kitchen string.
Roast for 1/ ¼ to 1 ½ hours or until the juices run clear, not red. When cooked cover with aluminum and allow to sit for 10 to 15 minutes while you sauté the croutons.
Spelt Bread Crouton Instructions: Saute 2 TBSP of olive oil until very hot then lower the heat to medium and toss in the bread cubes. You will need to toss them frequently for 8 to 10 minutes until they are nicely browned. Add more oil as needed and sprinkle with a mixture of ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp. kelp and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
When the croutons are done, place them on a large platter and place the roasted chicken, plus all the delicious pan juices, on top.
Food for Energy Side Dish : Bird’s Eye Steam Fresh Frozen Vegetables
I am in love with frozen vegetables – anything that is cleaned, packaged and good to go within minutes makes me happy. The Baby Brussels Sprouts are delicious but so are any of the Bird’s Eye offerings including: Broccoli Cuts, Super Sweet Corn, Cut Green Beans, Sweet Peas etc. Mix and match to create a colorful and delicious offering.
For the original Barefoot Contessa roasted chicken recipe I highly recommend you purchase her book, Barefoot in Paris
It was given to me as a wedding gift by Cathy, one of my mother’s best friends. I have called her soooo many times over the years (whenever I try a new recipe) to thank her for this delicious addition to my marriage! (I also love Ina’s Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics: Fabulous Flavor from Simple Ingredients
I recommend “spelt” flour because it is easily digested by all of the blood types including Type O which has a very restricted diet when it comes to grains and starches. I purchase my flour in 25lb bags from Purity Foods.
The combination of sea salt and kelp is recommended as super fuel for tired adrenal glands per Dr. Wilson, author, Adrenal Fatigue
The 21st Century Stress Syndrome.
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