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Rosemary and Prosciutto Chicken

This is an easy and delicious roast chicken recipe with very few ingredients. You won’t be able to get enough of the crispy prosciutto and the fantastic pan sauce. Let’s get started!


  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • 2-3 Sprigs Rosemary
  • 1 cup of Prosciutto (sliced into strips)
  • 1 1/2 cup Chicken Stock
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Kosher Salt and Ground Pepper
  • Dutch Oven


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Quarter your chicken (this is the fun part…well, not exactly)
  • Once quartered, season both sides of the chicken with kosher salt and ground pepper.

  • Cut prosciutto into thin strips.
  • Pour enough olive oil into your dutch oven to cover the bottom of the pan. Heat on medium-high.
  • Place your rosemary sprigs and prosciutto in pan to get prosciutto crispy like bacon.

  • Once prosciutto is crisp, remove from pan and place on a paper towel.

  • Place chicken in dutch oven skin side down. Cook about 5 minutes to get a nice crispy skin. Turn over and sear another 4 minutes or so. Flip skin side back down.

  • Add rosemary and prosciutto back to the chicken.

  • Place in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes. I always use a meat thermometer to make sure chicken breast has internal temperature of 170 degrees.
  • When finished remove chicken, rosemary, and prosciutto to platter to keep warm.
  • Remove all but 2 tablespoons of your drippings.
  • Over medium heat, add your chicken stock and lemon juice. I use a wooden spoon and scrape off all the good flavor from bottom of pan.
  • Cook down for approximately 5 minutes or until sauce starts to thicken.
  • Your are now ready to eat the best roast chicken!

We love to serve our chicken with silky parsnip puree and snap peas. 

Recipe adapted from Tyler Florence’s pan roasted chicken.

Free Family Fun

Free family fun, does that still exist? We found some at a local County Fair this past weekend and we had an awesome time! Bigs is really into animals right now so when our friend told us the fair had a petting zoo we thought we’d give it a try. To be honest, our expectations were not very high. We imagined the petting zoo to be a little pen with some chickens, cows, and goats.

To our surprise, there were hundreds and hundreds of animals! I don’t know who had more fun, Bigs or me. Now, just be grateful this post doesn’t have smell-a-vision. Wooeee, the smell was awful but the experience was one of a kind!

The first treat for Bigs was seeing a big tractor in person.

Now, for me a must have at a County Fair is a funnel cake. It’s just not a County Fair without one. I mean how can you pass up fried dough with powdered sugar. I sure can’t! It’s a good thing the funnel cake was good because the rest of the food was awful.

Now, one of the highlights for me was the rabbits. This is strange because I’ve never had an affinity for them. In fact, lately I’ve been cussing out the rabbits getting into my vegetable garden. There were probably a hundred different kinds of rabbits. It was so amazing to see all of them. My husband strolled off with the kids and left me because I couldn’t tear myself away from them.

We didn’t know that they were also selling animals at the fair. Now, it’s a good thing this little guy was already sold because both my husband and I wanted to bring him home with us. Two kids under two, three dogs, sure let’s throw in a rabbit.

These are some of the other amazing looking rabbits. Again, who knew!

Once they finally pulled me away from the rabbits. It was on to the hundred different kinds of chicken and roosters. This was also exciting for us because we’ve recently considered getting a few hens in a backyard run for eggs. Again, I don’t have my hands full or anything. Husband had to leave me again because Lil was not excited about the Roosters. Every time they crowed she started to cry. They were pretty noisy.

So, the rabbits were my highlight. Bigs favorite animal was probably the cows! Who knew cows liked to lick like dogs. Bigs and I both got some tongue action from the cows. Not like that, get your mind out of the gutter.

There were hundreds of different kinds of cows but this pretty girl was my favorite. She had such a pretty face and was so sweet.

Bigs next favorite animal was the goats. It was such a fun moment to capture. It’s an amazing thing to see the world through your kid’s eyes. He was so excited that he could feed the goats.

I’m not really a pig person. I’ll eat them though, haha! I was glad when my husband took Bigs into see the baby pigs instead of me. This ended rather quickly once he started to pull the little piggy’s tails!

After hours of exhausting fun. We walked through the rides on the way out. Bigs was fascinated by the movement and lights. Lil by this point had her fill and just wanted to sleep.

I can’t express how much fun we had! To find free family fun these days is a rarity.

Thanks for joining in our weekend fun.

Have you come across any free family fun? Please share, I love comments.