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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Roast Chicken with Vegetable Pan Sauce

Succulent, moist, tender  are words that often people can not relate with when they cook chicken.
Not any more!   This recipe can help you achieve all these, leaving you and your guests craving more.  A truly simple technique for cooking a whole chicken all done with some simple preparation, the right temperature and cooking time.  Follow this recipe for the ULTIMATE roast chicken....

 *** PRE HEAT OVEN TO 500 * F.

You will need one 2 1/2 -3 lb. chicken.

Fresh rosemary                                                       
2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. coarse sea salt
Fresh cracked black pepper
Mix these ingredients in a small bowl and set aside .

Cut chicken across the back and force open.  Rub liberally with marinade on all sides.

2 carrots peeled and chopped                  
2 celery stalks  cleaned and chopped
3 green onions finely chopped
1 white onion peeled and quartered
1 lemon 6-7 slices but do not cut through
Sprinkle with salt and pepper
Place veggies in a roasting pan with lemon in center.

Place chicken on veggies carefully wrapping            
over the lemon containing it to the cavity of the bird.

*** REDUCE HEAT TO 400 * F 

Place uncovered in the oven  for for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Once cooked, remove chicken from pan and set aside.

To make pan sauce, remove lemon from pan and discard.  Take all veggies and pass through a food mill or blender and add back to pan.

Place pan on stove top on high heat.

Add 2 Tbsp of  all purpose flour to veggies and stir repeatedly until mixed  and it begins to brown ( approx. 5 minutes ).  Now add 11/2 cups of chicken broth to pan, scraping all the bits of flour and veggies off the bottom.
Once the sauce is brown and thick like gravy, remove from heat.

Carefully slice chicken and plate, smothering with pan sauce.

The initial high temperature helps create a crispy skin and when reduced, cooks the chicken to perfection.
Serve with your favorite salad or rice.

Prep time: 20 minutes.
Total cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes plus 15 minutes for sauce.

1 comment:

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