Friday, November 26, 2010

Roast Chicken for Les Paresseux-French Fridays with Dorie


I've joined another cooking group.  Since I belong to a few "baking groups" I decided to join a group that would help me develop my savory side .  Fortunately for me a group was formed cooking their way through Dorie Greenspan's latest book "Around My French Table". The group is called French Fridays with Dorie.


 I love this book and couldn't wait to get started.  The recipe I chose to cook  this month was Roast Chicken for Les Paresseux.  Simple roasted chicken with potatoes, carrots, garlic,shallots,white wine,rosemary,thyme, oregano and the secret ingredient -a large slice of bread placed under the chicken while it roasts.  Why didn't I know about this little trick before ? Oh my gosh-I will never roast chicken any other way again, nor will I ever use a different recipe. 


My sweetie couldn't stop raving about the taste of the chicken,the aroma and the bread-it was like chicken stuffing but better.  You also toss the chicken liver inside the chicken while it roasts and when it's done, spread that liver on the crisp caramel flavored bread that you removed from  under the chicken-can you hear the angels singing ? Yes I'm in love with Roast Chicken for Les Paresseux.

If I were you I would run out and buy this cookbook. You will never go wrong with Dorie Greenspan.  I'm off to heat up the leftover chicken -the bread is all gone-boo hoo. Bon Appetit.

PS. Yes my little chicken is upside down- I like to roast it that way-all the lovely juices stay in the breast and it's incredibly moist when I slice into it !

10 comments:

bellini valli said...

I have this on my bucket list to make this weekend!!!!

Steph said...

Welcome to FFwD! I agree, the chicken was one of the best I'd ever eaten!! Yours looks like it was delicious too!

Kris' Kitchen said...

Beautifully cooked and photographed! We roasted 3 Thanksgiving turkeys...and one was done like we did these chickens...and it was also delish. Nice to pick up a few tips now and then...all part of the fun. Enjoyed your post.

Elaine said...

It looks perfect! I won't be able to roast a chicken any other way either. I am so glad you and your sweetie enjoyed it.

Cher said...

Welcome aboard!

Great inaugural post. Your chicken looks like it came out beautifully. This was one of the best chickens to ever come out of my oven...

Kelly Janowski said...

I've never tried roasting a chicken upside down. I'll have to give it a try.

Julie Hoagland said...

Sounds and looks divine! :)

onewetfoot said...

I agree that this is a fantastic roast chicken - while it was cooking, it was hard to concentrate on the rest of my dinner preparations, as it smelled so good.

Allison said...

As my first roast chicken, I have to say I completely agree, I can't see myself using another recipe. That is unless a 2nd roast chicken recipe is selected with FFWD! Spectacular!

Seattle Pastry Girl said...

Thank you all for the wonderful comments and warm welcome to French Fridays with Dorie.