Chicken Courage

I was booted from the jury. They didn’t like my answers. The thing is, you cannot assume that just because someone is wearing a lawyer suit, it means they know what they are talking about. I have to assume that when the lawyer is giving me information, it might have less to do with the truth, and more to do with his own agenda. I have a four year old. Lawyers are no match for four year olds in the art of manipulation.

The same with recipes. Just because you see something in print, no matter how fine the book it comes from, there is no guarantee it will work. Always keep your mind open, but never lose your common sense. One of the best chickens you will ever make will be with mascarpone, lemon and garlic and rosemary. Do not get it all under the skin before you sear it. Wait until you season all your peices with kosher salt (keep the skin on and bones in), being sure to get all sides of it with the salt, then sear them off until they are beautifully browned, and let them cool. For one whole chicken use
6 ounces of mascarpone mixed with half a teaspoon of lemon zest (no pith), a little salt, a teaspoon of well chopped fresh rosemary, and one finely minced and smashed garlic clove. Stuff about 2 tablespoons of this mixture under the skin of each piece of chicken, trying to spread it out a bit. Roast at 400 degrees until the chicken is done. DO NOT OVERCOOK!
Serve with roasted butter nut squash risotto cakes and a tossed bitter green salad with chives, homemade croutons and nicoise olives.

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