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Herb & Cayenne Roasted Chicken REVAMPED!

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time:  1 hour and 25 minutes

Highlighting Spices: Fresh Sage, Rosemary, Thyme & Cayenne pepper

Dinner is served!

So that very first recipe I posted like eight months ago is truly delicious, but as I’ve been working on my “chickxpertise” (you like that?), I’ve come up with a revamped version of the original. This new and improved recipe is a slightly more, dare I say, traditional roasted chicken, and makes for a juicier and even more flavorful chicken than before. Don’t worry, my cooking skills have improved faster than my writing style… Keep reading…

Poblano Chicken Salad

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Poblano Chicken Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 2

Highlighting Spices: Roasted Poblano pepper

Remember that juicy Thyme and Cayenne Pepper Roasted Chicken recipe I posted a couple of weeks ago? Most of the time I’m only cooking for one so as you can probably imagine, I had tons leftover. A lesson from my days in the restaurant industry (more on that later), is to always keep resealable freezer bags on hand. This time I shredded the leftover chicken to the bone and froze in 6 – 8 ounce portions, the perfect portion to make an easy chicken salad!

Poblano Chicken Salad

Poblano Chicken Salad

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Thyme & Cayenne Roasted Chicken

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: Between 1 – 1.75 hours.

Highlighting Spices: Thyme & Cayenne pepper

Dinner is served!

This roasted chicken recipe is so easy–and if you’re careful not to overcook it–the result is a juicy and flavorful meat. While it roasted, I worked on making a salad and caught up on some reading. What else is great about making roasted chicken? You can serve fresh out of the oven the first day, shred the next day to make Flautas, Enchiladas or add to your Sopa de Fideo. If you don’t feel like cooking the rest of the week just separate into zip-lock baggies and freeze. My sister-in-law also makes chicken salad with the left overs. The possibilities are endless! So if you’re like me and mostly only cook for one or two, don’t be discouraged by the size of the chicken, go for a 3 – 5 lb. bird and make you some left overs girl! Or boy! Keep reading…