My first recipe post of 2018 is now here AND it includes my first ever YouTube video!!! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen that I finally took the plunge into the world of video this week! But in fact, I put this recipe together, styled, photographed, and filmed it since October of last year.
So, what took me so long to post it? Well, let me briefly explain…
I’ve been wanting to start a YouTube channel for a really long time. But, I let fear and analysis paralysis get in the way. When I finally mustered up the nerve to film this video, even though I was pleased with the result, taking on another project (i.e. learning how to edit) is what freaked me out. I had no prior experience in video editing and that was a major hindrance. I wanted the product that I put out there into the world to be perfect and nothing less. Then the busiest time of the year rolled around for my content (November and December), I was also traveling, and well, the rest is history.
All of this is to say that if you are thinking about starting something new – whether it’s getting into video, starting a blog, or taking on a new project, you really just have to go for it! There will always be things that hold you back, if you let them. But, you have to start somewhere. Done is better than perfect. Be kind to yourself and know there will always be room for improvement. …And trust me, if I can do it, anyone can! Okay, so enough with the pep talk and let’s get on to the recipe!
Roast chicken is one of my favourite things in the world to make because it’s so easy (I feel like I say this about all my recipes, but it’s so true), and I’ve discovered a way to make the perfect roast chicken every single time! Buying a whole chicken is not only better (as less goes to waste), but also cheaper than buying it in parts. Once you learn my 2 easy steps to roasting a chicken, I promise you, it will become a go-to in your kitchen. Cooking time and temperature are key if you want to make the perfect roast chicken! Roasting at a high temperature first allows the skin to brown nicely, and then you have to reduce the oven temperature to cook the chicken through. Also, once your chicken is done roasting and you take it out of the oven, make sure to let it rest for 10 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute. I also recommend making root vegetables at the same time in the same cast iron skillet for best results!
I normally write a short (or sometimes long) blurb in my recipe posts about the dish and why I love it so much. But since I explain all of that in the video, the best thing is to just watch! I hope you like it, and if you do, it would mean a lot for you to like the video and subscribe to my YouTube channel too! Full recipe is below.