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Cooking with the Bradfords - Herb Chicken

October 05, 2016 1 Comment

Cooking with the Bradfords - Herb Chicken

My son Sawyer has taken an interest, and loves watching me cook in the kitchen.  The other night we made our Whole30 dinner a family activity.  Sawyer and I started out by picking herbs from our garden.   He wanted his hand in every step, so I let him help me as much as possible!  We used a mortar and pestle technique to grind the herbs and he helped me pulse them in the blender. Getting the whole family in the kitchen serves several purposes.  Most importantly it is a great way for us to connect as a family.  First, we are present with each other.  Second, we are actively teaching our son healthy eating habits from a very young age.  As he learns how to cook, he will expand his options for healthy, wholesome eating.  We have also found that when he dresses like a knight he performs better in the kitchen. ;-)


Herb Chicken


2 sprigs rosemary
3 sprigs oregano
hand full of basil
5 sprigs thyme
5 cloves garlic (minced)
1 chicken
salt and pepper
3 tblsp olive oil
2 cups water

1 lemons

Step #1

Preheat oven to 425 Degrees.

Step #2

Remove herb leaves from stems and crush in mortar and pestle. Blend herbs with garlic and olive oil for a herb chicken rub. The rub should be a vibrant green.

Step #3

Stab lemon with a knife and place inside the chicken cavity. Rub marinade on chicken, covering it thoroughly. Add 2 cups of water to a roasting pan and place the chicken on the roasting pan rack. This is going to steam your chicken while it is roasting in the oven. Place in oven for 30 minutes. 

Step #4

Reduce heat to 350 degrees and add more water if necessary. Continue cooking for 30 minutes. 


1 Response


October 06, 2016

Thank you for such a great blog post, Chef Richard. The weekly recipes really help when we have time to get in the kitchen (LOVE the Family Affair post!!), and your chef prepared meals delivered to our doorstep are spot-on for our needs! And today we see new Fresh Meals being offered for next week delivery. We are excited to try these. Your company has certainly been key in providing us with delicious cuisine and being Whole30 compliant. Thank you again. J.M.

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