The topic: how to doctor a rootititiiisssiiere chicken. We’ve all been there. These birds can be a time saver, can rescue a home-cooked meal from the pizzeria alternative, but let’s face it — while heating up in your oven, sometimes they can smell a little like dirty tube socks. I remove mine from its plastic packaging and sprinkle with sea salt and ground pepper. Then I take a few cloves of garlic and I push them through my garlic press and combine with dried herbs and smooth the mixture across the top. OK, no I don’t, but I may try that garlic trick next time. Then I heat at 300 degrees until all the hormones and antibiotics have assimilated with my spice rub. But here’s the coup de grace of doctoring: serve the chicken with a dollop of mint jelly. Really. The mint flavor does a little something something to counteract the sodium erythorbate and MSG.