Who doesn’t love a tender juicy chicken with crisp buttery skin?! I’ve nestled today’s Roasted Chicken Recipe in grilled spring vegetables and topped it with honey orange gravy. This chicken dinner is a great way to celebrate spring, and is simple enough to make any night this week.
One of the very first things I learned to cook was a roasted chicken recipe. And of course being the over-achiever that I am, I immediately followed my mild success with a roasted turkey that I burnt to a crisp.
Such is life. It’s in failure that we learn.
For instance, I learned very quickly that when cooking a bird, stuffing flavor underneath the skin makes a huge difference in the final results… And so does setting the timer. *wink*
There are few dinners as comforting as chicken and gravy.
My family is never short on excitement when they walk in the door and smell the aroma of roasted chicken wafting from the oven. And if there is to be gravy in the mix? Well then, I might as well pull out my tiara for the evening.
This Honey Orange Roasted Chicken Recipe is one of my personal favorites.
I made a simple honey butter with orange zest and massaged it underneath the skin. That way, while the chicken is roasting in the oven the butter is crisping the skin from below and running down over the meat to saturate it with sweet zesty flavor!
The skin gets dark, even brittle in some places, locking in the juicy goodness.
I roasted the chicken in my Swiss Diamond Saute Pan because it’s non-stick so I don’t have to worry about the chicken sticking to the sides of the pan. Plus, it can go from the oven to the stove top for quick gravy making.
I also used a Swiss Diamond Double Burner Grill Pan to grill some fresh spring asparagus and green beans indoors! This pan is a great alternative to outdoor grilling, and much faster to preheat.
The combination of the succulent chicken and fresh green veggies, smothered in sweet buttery gravy with a hint of orange zest, tastes like a cherished childhood memory. I could eat this every week and never get tired of it.
And the pans? Incredible!
I was recently introduced to Swiss Diamond Cookware and after trying it, I cannot believe I’ve been without good non-stick cookware this long.
I’d been searching for a safe and eco-friendly non-stick skillet and kept coming up short. I found that if the product was truly healthy, the non-stick surface was sort of a joke.
Then I tried my first Swiss Diamond skillet…
Each piece is formed out of pressure cast aluminum and coated in a PFOA-free non-stick surface made with real diamond crystals. Not only are they non-stick, they are 100% recyclable, as if you would ever want to get rid of these babies.
The diamond coating is a rivit-free surface so bacteria and build-up simply cannot occur. The diamonds also make this cookware a marvelous heat conductor with real lasting-power. Swiss Diamond has won numerous awards for their cookware and is coined the “Rolls-Royce of Nonstick Fry Pans” by the Wall Street Journal.
After testing several pieces I can tell you, they definitely stand up to their reputation. You can cook in Swiss Diamond pans without any sticking at all. You don’t even have to use oil or butter, unless you want it for flavor.
We’ve been cooking scrambled eggs in our Swiss Diamond skillet for weeks without a drop of fat, and there is still no sign of sticking!
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