Roasted chicken with pomegranate relish

Roasted chicken: a simple gift

Originally appeared in the December 22, 2011 edition of the Southside Times.

Not everyone has the resources to procure the proverbial Christmas goose.  No worries.  Executed properly (meaning the cooking, of course), roasting a chicken is just as noble as producing a rare piece of fabled poultry at your holiday table.  Besides, it’s the thought that counts.

Roasting a whole chicken is refreshingly simple—even the relish (which is labor-intensive only in the dissection of the pomegranate fruit) is a six-step treat.  Trussing takes a little technique, but just remember: as long as you’ve tucked the legs and wings snug against the bird’s body, you’ll be good to go.  More after the jump: (more…)