I saw this recipe and the placement of the pan in the oven caught my attention, I like to marinate my birds in buttermilk, so I tried something close to this. Thanks Samin Nosrat for the inspiration to try the cooking placement of pan method was well worth it, Lyn acutally brought it up again when Wholefoods had whole chickens on sale.
- 1 whole 4-pound chicken, cleaned (organs removed) and patted very dry
- Kosher salt and pepper
- 1 quart buttermilk, well shaken- I use the powered just add water kind, always have it handy love how this tenderizes chicken etc.
- 1 onion and 1 lemon quarters
- 1 or 2 bay leaf
- 24 hours before you want to eat this chicken, salt inside and out with at least a few tablespoons, if not more. The reason is that much of the salt will get washed off by the buttermilk, so here you’re helping the inside of the chicken get seasoned. I wrapped in plastic wrap and placed in frig overnight.
- Place the chicken in a re-sealable plastic bag and fill the bag with the buttermilk.
- Seal it, squish the buttermilk all around the chicken, place on a rimmed plate, and refrigerate. Over the next 8-24 hours you can turn the bag so each part of the chicken gets marinated, but that’s not essential.
- When you’re ready to roast, preheat the oven to 475 degrees.
Note: Next time I’ll place my cast iron or chefs’ pan in there so it gets piping hot. You hear the sizzle when you place the chicken on the pan.
- Remove the chicken from the plastic bag and scrape off as much buttermilk as you can without being obsessive. You can lightly rinse it if you want.
- Place the bay leaves, onion and lemon in the chicken’s cavity.
- Truss the chicken by placing a 12-inch length of butcher’s twine with its center in the small of the chicken’s back. Tie the twine around each wing tightly and then flip the chicken over and use the remaining twine to tie the legs together as tight as you can.
- Drizzle with a little olive oil, season with salt and pepper or alternative salt seasoning and place the chicken in the pan carefully to make sure the legs will fit as below described and the handle is towards you.
- Place the pan in the oven with the legs pointing toward the back left corner and close the door. You should hear the chicken sizzling pretty quickly.
- Roast for 15 to 20 minutes. When the chicken starts to brown, lower the heat to 425 degrees and continue roasting for 30 minutes and then move the pan so the legs are facing the back right corner of the oven.
- Continue cooking for another 30 minutes or so, until the chicken is brown all over and the juices run clear when you cut between the leg and the thigh. If it starts to get to brown for your taste you can always make a loose tent with tin foil.
- When the chicken’s done, remove it to a platter and let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes before carving it
Thicker Instant Pot Chili
I’ve been craving chili recently but did not want to take all day so I decided that I would do it in the instant pot. I’ve tried this before but they seem to come out soupy than what my mind’s eye wants.
I wanted something that was thick and full of flavor. I had a pound of hamburger in the freezer and my pantry was stock so what the hell.
- lb ground meat
- 16oz tomato sauce
- Small to medium size onion roughly diced
- Pinto Beans
- Tablespoon chili powder
- teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
- teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ heaping teaspoon cumin, I like this stuff
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- ½ Small Red pepper roughly chop or more your choice
- Freshly ground cheddar
- Thinly slices scallion
Turn the instant pot to sauté and add maybe a teaspoon of oil. Add ground beef and brown. Depending on the % you may want to drain the pot after browning. My frozen was 90% sirloin so no draining was needed. Add the rest of the ingredient and mix thoroughly.
Put cover the cover on and turn to no venting then turn the instant pot to manual and 10 minutes. When it is done turn off and let naturally depressurize. I then turned back to sauté add the red pepper, stirring constantly and when it came to a boil turn it off. It is essentially done just taste for spices shovel out a serving and top with cheese and scallions.
Good for a bowl or a burrito or a taco.
This was pretty good but we did not have everything and made some subs. Did not have chili sauce, subbed honey for brown sugar, use fresh ginger and added some sesame oil. This made a great base rather than my cook from the gut style. Lyn did a great job for our appetizer for dinner, shrimp cocktial, pot stickers and more……..
I went out to pick what might be to be the last batch of ripe tomatoes. Last year I had 5 pounds of Green tomatoes and made green tomato salsa. This year maybe a pound left still on the vine. What’s that saying what a difference a day makes well in this case a year. So back to Lyn, do you think we could make this? I jump on it and she helped a little but soon had disappeared to go shopping and what not. Did not bother me I in heaven in a kitchen.
Oh one thought I prefer a thicker chili so next time i might add some flour as last stage of sauteing the onions or maybe when I add the spices not sure any thoughts?
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- 1 large onion
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp Onion powder
- 2 Tbsp Cummin
- 2-3 Tsp Cayenne Pepper Powder – IF you like it really spicy use this amount.
- 2-3 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1-2 Bay leafs
- 2 medium carrots diced
- 3 stalks of celery diced
- 2 medium red bell peppers diced
- 2 lbs of tomatoes
- 1 cup of sweet corn
- 1 can of beans your choice – I used black
- 2 cups of vegetable broth
- 1 tsp salt
- With food processor, crush the tomatoes and set aside
- Turn instant pot to saute and add Oil
- when it is hot add onion saute until translucent.
- add the garlic stir until you smell it
- Add celery, carrots, corn and bell pepper stir
- Add all spices and stir
- Maybe flour at this point what do you think?
- Add crushed tomatoes and broth and stir
- seal the instant pot and push the chili button.
- I let it naturally cool rather than release the pressure when done.
- remember to remove the bay leaves.