Because I cook so often that I season most of our meals by sight and not a recipe I’ll tell you what’s in this spice blend and then I’ll offer approximate amounts based on my experience!
Ingredients: One 4-5lb chicken, chopped in 1/2 (we prefer it down the breast side), 1 pink lady apple, [2 TB]grated ginger, [1 TB] ground orange rind, [1 TB] herbs de Provence, [2 ts] cardamon, [3 ts] salt 3ts pepper.
1. Slice apple into thin (1/3-1/4 inch) slices and set aside
2. Sprinkle on and rub chicken on all sides with other ingredients.
3. Make slits in the chicken deep enough to stuff a slice of 2 of the apple. Put the rest under the chicken and/or under the skin.
4. Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour basting at the 40-45 minute mark.