This recipe comes out of Cooking Light’s new Real Family Food cookbook. The cookbook itself is packed with a variety of dishes that I know my family would enjoy. Each comes with a photo and a word from the recipe’s creator. For this dish she says:
“I recently read about a guy who roasted a chicken in a pan with nothing but salt and pepper. I mean nothing. After all the lemon-stuffing, bacon-wrapping, and herb-buttering I’ve put myself through to create the perfect roast chicken, I had to try it. One word: heaven. Another word; easy.“
Easy; yes. This is easy. It really is a matter of sprinkling salt and pepper on the bird, then popping it in the oven.
Since I was able to choose which herbs to use for the sauce, I got a huge smile out of being able to walk out, and pick chives, rosemary and oregano to add to the sauce. You really can use whatever you want so use your imagination or whatever you have on hand.