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Herb Roasted Chicken With Baked Shallots

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Ingredients
  Roasting chicken 6 Pound (1 Whole)
  Kosher salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Lemon 1 , juiced
  Fresh thyme sprigs 10
  Fresh rosemary sprigs 6
  Sage sprigs 6
  Shallots 16 , peeled and left whole
  Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm), unpeeled
  White wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 400°.
2. Rub the inside of the chicken with salt and pepper and lemon juice. Fill the cavity with half of the fresh herbs. Truss the bird firmly with kitchen string.
3. Put the bird, breast side up, in a shallow heavy roasting pan. (I do not use a rack because it interferes with the cooking of the vegetables.) Put the pan in the middle of the oven and roast for 15 minutes.
4. After 15 minutes, put the shallots and garlic around the chicken. Add most of the remaining herbs to the pan, leaving a few for decoration. Pour the white wine over the shallots and garlic and return the pan to the oven. Roast for another 45 minutes. To test for doneness, pierce the thickest part of the thigh with a sharp knife. The juices should run clear.
5. Arrange the bird on a heated serving platter and distribute the shallots and garlic around it. Decorate with remaining herbs and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Roasted
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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