Baked Half Chicken L'Islandwood

This healthy dish is as simple as it is tasty.

A. Start with one 3-5 pound roasting chicken thoroughly cleaned and patted dry.
B. Season the inside cavity liberally with salt and pepper
C. Rub olive oil all over the outside, and sprinkle with amounts of: Salt/Pepper/Garlic Powder/Onion Powder/Paprika
D. Place into a standard baking pan on top of a shallow rack
E. Pour 1/2 of a bottle Bass Ale (or other richly flavored beer) into bottom of pan
F. Place chicken into a pre-heated 350 degree oven
G. Cook for 1- 1 1/2 hours until thigh meat temperature reaches 180 degrees
H. Remove, and let stand for 10 minutes before carving chicken into halves (2 servings)
I. Swirl a dinner plate with a raspberry vinaigrette and place chicken atop

Consider garnishing with a tarragon sprig, greek olives, and fresh Roma tomatoes

-Chef Roland Livingston

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