Life is full of tradeoffs. If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain. California has many trade offs. While I am not wild about a 9.6% sales tax, I do so love being able to go the farmers market in January. The silver linings of life can be quite tasty sometimes.
Yesterday, like a I do every Tuesday afternoon, I hopped on the number 1 Culver City bus. Headed down Washington and got off at the Culver City farmer's market. I snagged all kinds of goodies, including some fun olive bread.
Then promptly came home to make roasted chicken with oranges and red onion. I cleaned out the chicken and dried it. Next, I zested one orange and mixed it with a tablespoon of minced garlic and a teaspoon of salt. Then I sliced the orange and one red onion. I also took two stalks of celery and cut them in half.
I salted the cavity of the chicken. Then, I rubbed the zest mixture under the skin over the meat of the breast and legs. Next, I rubbed canola oil over the skin of the chicken and filled the cavity with the onion and orange slices and the celery pieces.
Lastly, I placed it in a baking dish and roasted it for 62 minutes at 400 degrees. Or until the thermometer read 170 degrees.
Unfortunately, I only have before pictures. Once again, I was so busy getting ready to eat it, I have no final picture. Sorry folks! But I have it on good authority (dear husband and self) that it is delicious!