When you are done with the chicken, save the carcass to make homemade chicken broth!
- Whole Chicken
- 1 small apple
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon mixed herbs – marjoram, savory, thyme, lovage, oregano
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt to taste
Preheat oven to 400°. Place apple inside chicken. Rub olive oil evenly over entire chicken. Place chicken breast side up in roasting pan. sprinkle herbs evenly over chicken. Salt chicken well. Cook 30 minutes covered. Uncover and cook additional 45 minutes. To check for doneness, make a small cut between the leg and body of the bird – meat should no longer be translucent and the juices should run clear. Remove from oven and let sit for 15 minutes before slicing. Discard apple before serving.