I have NEVER roasted a chicken – in fact I’ve never cooked a whole chicken before, but I saw this recipe on the Rachel Ray show and it looked so good I had to give it a try. I have to say, I’m disappointed…I was expecting it to be a wonderful delight but it was ho hum… but that is probably due to me and not the recipe, although I do have one comment about the recipe – it calls for artichokes but doesn’t really tell how to handle them. If you’re like me and never cooked artichokes before, then please note that you MUST cook the chokes before you put them in this recipe and that you have to cut the top of the choke off, then the tips of the leaves before you cook it.  I followed the directions and found the artichokes were still very hard when the roasted chicken was ready – that is why I suggest you cook the artichokes prior to roasting with the chicken. The chicken however, was very moist and delicious.

Here’s the link to the recipe.