Monday, August 24, 2009

Martha Mondays - Roasted Chicken and Plums

This week we made Roasted Chicken with Plumbs for our
Martha Monday challenge. I roast chicken often so this was right up my ally.

The directions were to salt the chicken and place 2 rosemary sprigs inside the chicken tie the legs and put in 450 degree oven for 20 minutes the remove chicken from the oven and toss the plums around the chicken and finish roasting the chicken until done and let it rest for 10 minutes before carving.
Meanwhile you were supposed to bake the rest of the plums with honey and top with butter and rosemary in a separate pan. I'm not that big on cooked fruit with my meat. The plums were okay, but the chicken turned out great. I really liked the flavor that the plums brought out in it, and it was very moist. My daughter had surgery on her mouth today, so I cut it up in bite size pieces and she wanted rice with it, so I made my mom's rice pilaf which looks a lot better in person. I will post that recipe another time.

I actually did make this on Monday, it was a nice meal to make for after the first crazy day at school with the kids, or I should say parents.
I would make this again and bake it with the plumbs, (I always use rosemary, it's something that I can grow and have it in my front and backyard) and just not eat the plums, like I don't eat the rosemary. I would make a nice garnish as well.
Maybe I'll work on a nice plum crumble for a dessert! The projects that we do are very simple, and it's fun to see how everyone elses turns out. If you are interested please join in. No pressure just do what you want. Check it out!


  1. Looks good! I've actually never roasted a whole chicken before. This looks really yummy, though.


  2. Everything you post about food makes me so hungry Lyndsey! You are a blogger extraordinaire!

  3. Yours turned out better than mine Lyndsey! I think I will have to give it another try. Its nice to see how everyones turned out especially as I haven't got the magazine yet.

  4. It looks very yummy, Lyndsey. I'm such a slacker. I totally forgot to make this dish. I'd better get my act together or I'm gonna get kicked outta Martha Mondays. ;)

  5. I agree, the chicken was delicious! The plums... not so tasty!


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