This recipe is incredibly simply and so nourishing. Add some foil wrapped sweet potatoes to the oven while the chicken roasts and you have a wonderfully simple, healthy meal.
1 large Heartland Family Farm pasture raised chicken
5 carrots, chopped into 2 inch long pieces
5 celery stalks, chopped into2 inch long pieces
1 large sweet onion, quartered
5 garlic cloves
1/2 cup olive oil
freshly ground salt
freshly ground pepper
1 T crushed red pepper
5 sprigs fresh rosemary (approx 5 in long)
Rinse chicken and brine overnight (dissolve sea salt in cold water add freshly ground pepper and mix well. Submerge chicken in brine).
Preheat oven to 350*.
Rinse chicken, again, after brining, and place in roasting pan. Place carrots, celery, onion and garlic alongside chicken in pan. Pour 1/2 cup olive oil over chicken and vegetables. Sprinkle with freshly ground salt and pepper. Add crushed red pepper. Place Rosemary sprigs on top of chicken.
Roast chicken for 1 – 1 1/2 hours