Thursday, March 24, 2011

Chicken WOW!!

I haven't shared a recipe in a while - and I've been holding on to this one for a few weeks. So I figured it's time to let you in on this wonderful dish!

You will need:
1 whole Chicken
6 oz Cream Cheese
4 cloves Garlic (minced)
Ground Black Pepper
1 Fresh Lemon (cut in 1/2)
Olive Oil
3 Baking Potatoes
3 Sweet Potatoes
Prep time = 30 minutes
Total time from start to table = 2 hours

Step 1: Take 6 oz (3/4 of an 8oz brick), 2 of the minced garlic cloves and 1/2 tsp of black pepper. You can also add some herbs to this. Maybe rosemary or thyme? Get creative if you want.

Step 2: Combine mixture together (I used the mixer)

Step 3: Use your hands or the handle of a wooden spoon to carefully separate skin from meat of breast, thighs and legs. Being careful not to tear the skin.

Step 4: Spoon cream cheese mixture up under the skin. This is the messy part.. get your hands in there and spread it around.

Step 5: Salt and Pepper the outside and place 2 lemon halves inside the cavity of the bird. Place chicken in shallow baking dish and brush with 2 Tbsps of olive oil.

Step 6: Peel and cut the Potatoes. Toss with 3 Tbsps of Olive Oil and remaining 2 cloves of Garlic (minced). 

Step 7:  Place potatoes on a baking sheet.
Step 8: Place Chicken and Potatoes in the 375 degree oven on separate racks. Bake for approx 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until Chicken is done (165 degrees) stirring potatoes every 30 minutes.

 Place on serving dish.. and enjoy!!

I can't even begin to tell you how moist this chicken was. It was SO GOOD!!

If you try it.. I'd love to hear what you thought!
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Needled Mom said...

It sounds delicious. I can imagine how moist it must be.

Angie said...

I love the lemon in the cavity trick. I usually do that with fresh time and salt and pepper. Never tried the cream cheese thing but I have never mixed cream cheese with anything and not make it better! ;)

PinkGranny said...

Oh my yum...chickens are on sale here this week!

Lexilooo said...

this sounds really amazing, I think I will try it this weekend!

sunny said...

Thank you for providing th eperfect solution to the Sunday Dinner dilema. This sounds awesome!

Stephanie said...

This sounds fantastic! I can't wait to give it a try!

Anonymous said...

thanks Heidi i will try this one looks yummy.

Val said...

Yum. I can't wait to try this!!! Thanks for sharing.

Cheryll said...

Oh WOW... I have the exact same plate (under the chicken)..and use it all the time! How uncanny... we live a world apart! :)

sunny said...

I couldn't remember where I saw this, but hubby and I tried it last week. We put some lemon zest in with the cream cheese, and he added several herbs. It was deeeeliscious! We will be having this again!

*Crystal* said...

Yummm.... can't wait to make this for Mother's Day! Thanks for sharing...