Diva Tasting: Herb Roasted Chicken & Chocolate Cookie Cups…

Orange Herb Roasted Chicken
1 Cup Chicken Broth
1 5 (Pound) Whole Chicken, Rinsed And Patted Dry
1/2 Cup Butter, Cut Into 1 Tablespoon Sized Pieces
2 Navel Oranges, Quartered
Salt And Pepper To Taste
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
3 Cloves of Garlic (for Cavity)
1/2 Cup Butter, Melted
2 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary
2 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
2 Sprigs Fresh Sage
1 Teaspoon Dry Rosmary
1 Teaspoon Dry Thyme
1 Teaspoon Dry Tarragon
1 Teaspoon Dry Sage
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place oven bag in bottom of roasting pan. Pour the chicken broth into the bag in a small roasting pan, place the chicken in the roasting bag but leave open on top.
  3. Make a bouquet of the rosemary, thyme and sage sprigs to stuff in cavity with oranges
  4. Take the bottom 4 dry herbs and crush with a mortar and pistil for sprinkling on chicken
  5. Loosen the skin from the breasts and thighs of the chicken. Stuff the butter pieces evenly underneath the skin of the chicken, and place into the roasting pan. Squeeze the orange halves over the chicken, and stuff the orange halves into the chicken cavity with whole garlic cloves, and bouquet of herb sprigs. Tie the legs together with kitchen twine. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper to taste, then rub in the minced garlic. Drizzle the melted butter all over the chicken, then lay the crushed herb onto the breast and around the legs.
  6. Cover the dish with aluminum foil, and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Uncover and baste the chicken with the pan juices. Continue cooking until the chicken is no longer pink, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh reads 165 degrees F., 1 to 2 hours. Baste the chicken every 10 to 15 minutes after you uncover it. Once cooked, allow the chicken to rest out of the oven for 10 minutes before slicing.
  7. Serve with herb mash potatoes and green bean casserole.
1 Package Ready To Bake! Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookies Halved
1 Box Instant Chocolate Pudding (4-serving size)
1 Container (8 Oz) Frozen Whipped Topping, Thawed
1 Container Whipped Cream Cheese
1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
1/2 Cup Melted Chocolate Chips Or Chocolate Topping
Chocolate Shavings If Desired
1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 24 mini muffin cups with cooking spray. In each muffin cup, place 1/2 piece of cookie dough from 1 package Ready to Bake! refrigerated chocolate chip cookies.
2 Gently press small 1/2 measuring teaspoon or tiny spoon into center of each cookie to make shape of a cup. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove cookies from oven. Cool in pan 10 minutes.
3 Remove cookie cups from muffin cups; place on cooling rack. Cool completely.
4 Meanwhile in a medium bowl, add 1 box (4-serving size) chocolate pudding, cream cheese, and cocoa powder to 1 container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed; blend until well combined. Cut hole in 1 bottom corner of food-storage plastic bag; add decorating tip. Fill bag with mixture; pipe into center of each cooled cookie cup. You may use a teaspoon if decorating tip is not available.
5 Drizzle cooled 1/2 cup melted chocolate chips over top of each filled cookie cup. Garnish with chocolate sprinkles or shavings. Serve immediately. Store in refrigerator.
Variation: Variations are as unlimited as the no bake cookies and gelatin, and puddings in the grocery. Prepare all as above. One gelatin idea below….
Strawberries and Chocolate
1 Package Ready To Bake! Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 Box (4-serving Size) Strawberry-Flavored Gelatin
1 Container (8 Oz) Frozen Whipped Topping, Thawed
1/2 Cup Melted Chocolate Chips Or Chocolate Topping
Red Sugar And/Or Small Red Candies, If Desired

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