I was able to review a Perdue Oven Ready Whole Seasoned Roaster (without neck & giblets). I received a coupon valued at up to $11.00. The actual cost at Publix was $10.49. There was a delay at the cash register because of the value of the coupon, but the manager ok’d it and I was on my way.
The outer bag states that the chicken had an all vegetarian diet, fed no animal by-products, and was raised cage free. It says that no hormones or steroids are added. The 6 lbs chicken is advertised as “Open. Cook. Serve.”
After cutting open the bag, I removed the chicken that was in a cooking bag, placed it in the roasting pan, and I cut a 1 inch slit in the bag. There are juices in the bag and the instructions state that I can make gravy from the drippings.
After preheating the over to 400 degrees, I placed the pan on the bottom shelf of the oven and set the timer.
90 minutes later…
I had a very nicely roasted chicken with lots of drippings. So, I kept the chicken in the bag, but cut a hole in the corner of the bag and let it drain into a glass measuring cup and I made some yummy gravy. I also got the side dishes ready.
Green beans in the bag and into the microwave for 2 minutes. Stove Top Stuffing is easy; all you need to do it add the stuffing to some boiled water and butter, turn off the heat, cover, and let sit for 5 minutes.
I forgot to take a picture before I cut into the chicken. It was sooooo juicy and tender. The meat fell off of the drumsticks. The breasts were huge. <giggle>
Now tell me that my plate doesn’t look scrumptious! My family dug in with me and there were cheers and yummys all around. They (and I) loved it and were eager to have it again. I can tell you that it was very easy. You don’t need to make the gravy, although it was a lovely touch when the only gravy that I have it usually on Thanksgiving. There are 3 other products in this line: Cornish game hens, a bone-in breast, and a boneless breast. The bone-in breast is 3 lbs. The Cornish game hen is 3.75 lbs. The boneless breast is 1.75 lbs.
As you can tell, it was a hit!
A couple of days later, I used the roaster carcass to make a delicious homemade chicken and egg noodle soup. Talk about doing double duty.