We buy whole chickens at Costco because they're so cost effective and delicious. We then stick them in the freezer to use at a later date. Earlier this week Dan took one out of the freezer and was going to throw it in the crockpot, but then forgot about it...which gave me the perfect opportunity to cook something for him for a change! Plus, it gave me a chance to prove him wrong and show him that this is actually a delicious way to cook chicken. Win-win!
Here's the original recipe: Jamie Oliver's Chicken in Milk
It's pretty simple...but here's what I did:
1. Preheat the oven to 375
2. Season the chicken with salt/pepper. Brown the entire chicken in 3 tbsp of butter & 2 tbsp of coconut oil. Brown one side and then use a tongs to flip it and brown every side
3. Put all these ingredients into the dutch oven with the chicken.
- 1 can of coconut milk (do 2 cans if you can, I didn't have a second one so I used an additional 1/2 c of almond milk)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice (didn't have any fresh lemons for the zest)
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 tbsp of minced garlic
- 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
- 1 tbsp of dried sage
4. Bake for 90 minutes
A boy and his dog. They're so sweet!!