Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Roasted Chicken from Shiloh Farm

I stopped by our Farmers Market, right around the corner from where we live, to pick up some fresh veggies for this week.  As I was leaving, a special booth caught my eye.  There were 3 little girls sitting behind a table, one of them was sowing and this cheery voice can from behind them, saying Hi, how are you?  That voice was their mother, Angela and owner (along with her husband) of Shiloh Farm TN.  Angela and I immediately started chatting about their small farm just east of Memphis about 40 mins.  She showed me pictures of their animals and the land on which they roam.  I can not put into words what's its like to see with my own eyes, the land that our meat is being raised on.  It's like proudly waving an American flag in front of our home, saying we love the USA!!  It just doesn't get any better than that.  After we chatted, I promised them I would return on Sat with my husband to pick up a chicken and that's just what we did.  When I walked up to the booth, Angela knew exactly who I was and greeted me, just like family.  That's all we really want, isn't it?  Good food, raised by good folks, surrounded by family and friends.  Well, that's exactly what Shiloh Farms is all about and I so thrilled to have met them!!

3.8 lbs frozen whole chicken
1 lemon, zested and sliced
1/2 onion, quartered
1 T rosemary, chopped
1 clove garlic, grated
Seasoned with olive oil, salt, white pepper and paprika

Approximate cooking time: 20 mins per LB

Preheat oven to 350F.  In a 5 qt dutch oven, lay lemon slices on bottom, place chicken (still frozen) on top of lemons, then add in onions.  Wait to season it til it's cooked a bit.  Cook covered for 1 hour, then remove and add rosemary, garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper and paprika.  Place back in oven and cook for an additional 30 mins.    Then remove lid and continue cooking about 20 mins to brown the skin.  Remove and let rest for 10 mins.  Serve and ENJOY!!!


  1. That bird looks so good! Lemon + Rosemary + Garlic are so good on a roasted chicken.

    P.S. I'm praying for y'all...

  2. What a simple recipe. Just what I need :)


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