Bravo fans know that Lisa Vanderpump is an expert entertainer on screen and off. she brought her charm The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and created a spin-off about his work in the hospitality industry, Vanderpump Rules. So, who better to turn to for a favorite recipe when it’s time to cook at home?
Here’s how “heart-touching” food is loved by her famous family.
What you need to make Lisa Vanderpump a favorite
According to “Very Vanderpump”—a lifestyle website headed by Vanderpump and his daughter, Pandora Sabo—roasted chicken is one of Vanderpump’s favorite “heartwarming” meals to make for his family.
To make her recipe for Roast Chicken you will need:
- 1 roasted chicken – usually about 4-5 pounds
- 2 half lemons
- 1 quarter yellow onion
- 3 garlic cloves
- Olive oil
- 2 tbsp. salted butter
- garlic salt
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cup White Wine as Very Vanderpump’s Alternative Recommendation
- Parsley or basil for optional garnish
In particular, roasted vegetables — such as multi-colored potatoes, carrots, and squash — complement the flavor of the chicken, but they also add some color to the plate when serving.
Preparing Lisa Vanderpump’s Roasted Chicken
To begin, preheat oven to 350˚ and lightly grease a large roasting pan. Then, take out the giblets, wash the chicken thoroughly inside and out, and pat it lightly to dry. Next, lightly coat the surface of the inside cavity with olive oil, then salt and pepper the inside. For added flavor, Vanderpump also uses garlic salt.
Place the lemon halves, onion slices and garlic cloves alternately inside the chicken. Tie the legs with twine and place them in the pan and press the ends of the wings under it. Here, Vanderpump suggests using a wooden toothpick to hold the wings in place if they won’t stay tucked.
Salt and pepper the outside of the chicken, drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle with garlic salt. Break the butter into small pieces and stick it on the chicken.
Now, cook for 20 minutes per pound of chicken, and then add another 20 minutes. Occasionally, use the pan juices to taste it while frying. When the chicken is browned — usually around the total cook time — drizzle wine over the top, if desired.
When the cooking time is up, you can cut into the area above the leg and see if the juices run clear. But to be sure, use a thermometer to make sure the internal temperature is at least 165˚F.
Let it sit for 15 minutes before carving, and in the meantime, place the juices from the pan into a measuring cup. Then, separate the fat—if you don’t have a separator you can just scoop it out with a spoon—and pour the juices over the chicken.
Now that it’s ready to serve and enjoy, here are some suggestions for what else can be paired with this Vanderpump favorite recipe.
2 ‘Very Vanderpump’ Suggestions What To Eat With Meals
There’s a Recipe for “Very Vanderpump” Simple Autumn Fig Salad It’s a great idea as a side with a meal. It’s “simple enough to be served with rich, hearty dishes” but is surprising enough to be found on the menu at Vanderpump’s famed restaurant, Villa Blanca.
For a delicious dessert, consider adding some of Pandora’s. Pumpkin Chocolate Walnut Cookies. They’re “chewy, delicious, chock-full-of-chocolate pumpkin cookies” that are perfect for the fall holidays.
No matter what, Vanderpump’s Roast Chicken recipe is perfect for an easy-to-make at-home meal any time of year.
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