Celebrate Easter Sunday With this Effortless and Delicious Meal

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By Christina

Your Easter Sunday meal doesn’t have to be a headache or stressful. What you want is a meal that’s both effortless and delicious! As Easter Sunday approaches, what better way to celebrate than with a feast that brings joy to your table and loved ones?

 In this blog post,  I’ve created a mouthwatering a French Easter Sunday “like” meal that is sure to impress without requiring hours of prep or complicated techniques.

Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply enjoying a cozy meal at home, these dishes will make your Easter celebration memorable and stress-free.

Let’s dive into the culinary delights that will make this Easter Sunday truly special.

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Easter Sunday Garlicky Roast chicken with roasted potatoes and carrots.

As with the French lifestyle, French cooking may appear complicated at first glance. 

However, traditional home-cooked meals are more simple. 

As I thought about what to make for Easter Sunday, I kept the simplicity of French cooking in mind. 

Here is what I came up with. 

Ingredients

  • 1 garlic head
  • 4 sprigs of rosemary
  • 3-4 medium carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1.5lb baby potatoes cut in half-you’ll want to choose a creamy potato such as Yukon gold 
  • 1tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 4 tbsp.  extra virgin olive oil. 
  • chicken (whole) I chose a 4lb chicken 
  • Kitchen Twine (butcher twine)
  • (optional)Unsalted butter (I use half a stick)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Cut the garlic head in half and chop the garlic from the half. Remove rosemary leaves from 2 sprigs, keeping the others whole.

Place the chicken in a cooking dish. Make sure to pat the chicken dry so the skin gets nice and crispy.

Gently push slices of garlic under the chicken skin. I like to add rosemary mixed with butter under the skin as well, this is a personal choice.

Rub the top of the chicken with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, half the chopped rosemary, salt, and pepper.

Make sure the chicken is evenly coated. Tuck the wings under the chicken’s body. Use kitchen twine to tie the legs together. 

Place the chicken in the oven and roast for about 15-120 minutes per pound. 60-80 minutes for a 4lb bird.

Halfway through the cooking when you have about 30 minutes left, put potatoes and carrots in the oven.

Or you can cook the potatoes and carrots while the chicken is resting. 

Cover with foil and allow the chicken to rest for 15-30 minutes. 

In a large bowl combine the baby potatoes, the remaining chopped garlic, and rosemary with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat evenly and then transfer to a baking sheet.

Add a whole half of the head of garlic cut side down. Roast until tender about 30 minutes. Toss the potatoes and carrots halfway at the 15-minute mark.

This Easter Sunday, enjoy the day with family, friends, and yourself. Be present and allow the day to give you joy. 

If you try this meal, I hope it helps you to be present in the holiday, and enjoy the company. 

 

Au Bientot!

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I’m the coffee-addicted creative behind Christina Q. Writes. As a full-time writer and lover of history, I share insights into my crazy wonderful life.  Christina Q. Writes is where I share tips and advice to help you live simply and in the moment, and do it your way. Don’t be afraid to laugh at my mistakes!