Serrano Lime Roasted Chicken

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Roasted chicken is the best way to have chicken. Seriously. Not only do you get super juicy chicken, but you can also use the chicken carcass and scraps to make chicken broth.

Before I tried to make roasted chicken, it seemed kind of scary. I mean it’s a whole bird. But I promise, it really is easy to make and only takes about an hour to cook. Once you get past taking the liver, heart, and who knows what else out of the cavity of the bird, and rinsing your bird–it is a complete breeze. Roasting a whole chicken is really the most delicious way to make chicken. I rarely ever even buy chicken breast anymore. The whole chicken is totes the way to go.

There are many ways to season a roasted chicken, but this Serrano lime roasted chicken is one of my favorites to make!

serrano chicken-ingredients 

All you will need for this recipe is a whole chicken, an onion, serrano peppers, garlic, salt, limes and olive oil. (The recipe says two limes, but the limes at the grocery store were uber tiny, so I got three. If your store only sells tiny limes, buy three.)

Remove the neck and any innards from the cavities and discard. Rinse chicken in sink, then pat dry with paper towels. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

 

onions

Cut up the red onion into large pieces. Put 1 tablespoon of olive oil and onion pieces into a roasting pan or large baking dish.

peppers

Pro tip for cutting up hot peppers: Use a grapefruit spoon to scrape out the seeds.

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Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. 

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Loosen the skin from the breast and legs of the chicken and, using clean hands, spread 1/2 of your mixture underneath the skin. Rub the remaining mixture all over the outside of the chicken.

Place chicken in a roasting pan or baking dish on top of the onions, breast side up. (You can tie the legs if you’d like, but it is not necessary.)

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Roast the chicken for about 50-60 minutes. The chicken should be cooked to 165 degrees when the meat thermometer is inserted into the thigh; let sit at least 10 minutes before carving.

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Carve the chicken and serve with pan juices.

This chicken is super tasty. The leftovers also are awesome in tacos or on salads. Enjoy!

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Important: Turn headlights on when driving at night!

Editor’s note: Once upon a time, we tried to start a blog. The year was 2009. The blog was called “Kant Touch Us.”  It shut down in 2010. We saved some of the posts however. Here’s one of those gems, originally posted in July 2009.

Soo. . . Last night driving home from work. I was driving around the block to park the car.  I borrow Amy’s at night, because I don’t have a car anymore, and so I don’t have to walk home at night.  As I am going up a side street, sirens start going on behind me.  At first I thought crap, maybe I rolled through a stop sign or accidentally turned at where it says “no turn on red”.  That as not the case…the cop walks up.  He says, “Miss, is there a reason to why you are not driving with your headlights on?” OMG I have been driving around with my headlights not on… hmm pretty dumb.  I then continue to say, “OMG, I am borrowing my sis’s car and thought she had headlights that automatically adjusted-just like my old car.  I saw headlights on in the garage, when I was coming from work.  I never drive her car at night.  I feel really dumb!”  Ok, side note #1:  I only drive her car at night and have numerous times.  I have been borrowing it at night for about a month-and never realized they weren’t on.   Continue reading “Important: Turn headlights on when driving at night!”

A style change to help some kids

I’ve had long hair for a couple of years now. At first, I just wanted to have longer hair so I could braid it. Then, I wanted it long for a friend’s wedding. Then it became a game with my hair stylist – let’s find out how long my hair will grow!

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But, last month I just couldn’t take it anymore. I needed it gone. So, I made an appointment with Dawn last week.

After a bunch of research, I decided to donate my hair to Children With Hair Loss, a charity that helps children who have medically-related hair loss. Their mission is “to empower these children to become whole again by making hair replacement available to those who may be financially challenged and might otherwise not have a means of obtaining the hair they want and need.”

I chose this charity over others for a couple of reasons:

  1. They accept color treated hair
  2. They never charge recipients for wigs (yes, there is a charity out there that charges children with health issues for wigs)

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Time to chop the hair!

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Of course, I couldn’t JUST get my hair cut – I needed a vibrant red color for the summer!

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I was able to donate about 11 inches of hair – and, I still have enough hair for a pony tail! I love the new color, too. 

TBT: Brewers Style

Umm, so the Milwaukee Brewers are doing amazing. Like crazy, amazing. Like best in the whole entire league amazing. And for a Brewers fan, this is pretty freaking awesome. So in honor of this awesomeness, today’s TBT brings us to the parking lot of Miller Park in 2011.

One thing that makes Brewers games so much fun is tailgating. If you have never tailgated, this needs to go on your bucketlist ASAP. If you have never tailgated in Wisconsin, you also need to add that to you bucketlist. Us Sconnies, really are experts at tailgating. Trust me. 

Fam at the Brewers game

Amy, our brother, and I were tailgating a Brewers/Cubs game (which is one intense rivalry).

Emily tailgating to her bro

This may be one of the favorite pictures I have ever taken with my bro. 

Go Brewers! I look forward to “Rolling out the Barrel” soon!!