Goat Cheese Roasted Chicken

I read a lot of blogs. Food blogs, design blogs, home blogs, gluten free food blogs, gluten free home blogs, wait, that doesn’t exist… Anyhow, pretty much anything with solid writing and pretty pictures gets bookmarked. I came across How Sweet It Is a few months ago, and am totally glued. She’s a homegirl from Pittsburgh, (we unfortunately don’t know each other, but I really want to raid her fridge) is super imaginative with recipes and takes amazing photos. I would devour practically anything she posts, but this recipe for Goat Cheese Roasted Chicken caught my eye immediately because we share a serious love for roasted chickens. I often poach whole chickens in my slow cooker to have chicken for lunches and because my husband loves picking at leftovers at all hours of the day. This sounded way better than a poached chicken and I was all over it.

I used goat cheese, fresh basil from my basil forest and a few cloves of garlic.

I rubbed the extra goat cheese on top of the skin and it helped give the skin a super crispy, beautifully colored coating.

Kobi says it smelled delicious.

For lunch the next day, I carved it up and ate it as a sandwich with some doctored up gluten free BBQ sauce and tomatoes and wished I had some avocado. I could have eaten six of these sandwiches it was such a tasty combination.

Check out the full recipe here because I can’t take much credit for this grand idea. This recipe is also an excellent example of how you can find naturally gluten free recipes in all types of resources, with minimal adjustments.

Note: I mixed together goat cheese, garlic and fresh basil, put 3/4 of the mixture under the skin of the chicken and spread the remainder on top of the chicken skin. I roasted at 350.


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