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Chicken Vesuvio

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  Flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Dried basil 1 Tablespoon
  Dried rosemary 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chickens 4 Pound (Two 2 Pound Each Pieces)
  Potatoes 4 Large, each peeled and sliced lengthwise into 6 wedges
  Extra virgin olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), minced
  Minced parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

1)Pre-heat the oven to 350° F.

2)Take a bowl, sift together flour, basil, rosemary, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper.
3)Keep the mixture on a sheet of aluminum foil.
4)Using a knife, make 8 serving sized chicken pieces and trim away any fat.
5)Swab and dry chicken pieces with paper towels.
6)Dredgel each piece in the flour mixture. Knock off excess flour.
7)Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium flame.
8)Lightly heat 1/4 cup of the oil.
9)In the skillet, arrange chicken pieces skin side down. fry for 4 minutes.
10)Each time after frying 4 minutes, turn chicken twice more. Drain excess oil on paper towels.
11)Pour in remaining 1/4 cup oil to skillet and heat over medium-high flame.
12)Dry the potato pieces and drop into the oil.
13)Fry till golden brown, turning every 3 minutes, until done. This will take about 9 minutes.
14)Remove from heat.
15)In a large baking pan, line the chicken pieces in single layer.
16)Arrange the potatoes over the chicken.
17)Scatter garlic and parsley over it.
18)Bake for 18 to 20 minutes till the potatoes are fork tender and chicken joints move easily.
19)To check the doneness; prick the chicken with a fork and the juices should run clear.

20)On a heated platter, mound chicken and potatoes in a cone shape (to resemble Mount Vesuvio).
21)Pour the pan juices over it.

22)Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 796 Calories from Fat 437

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 48 g73.9%

Saturated Fat 10.8 g54.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 170.1 mg56.7%

Sodium 292.6 mg12.2%

Total Carbohydrates 42 g14%

Dietary Fiber 4.9 g19.5%

Sugars 1.3 g

Protein 47 g94.8%

Vitamin A 16.5% Vitamin C 67.1%

Calcium 10% Iron 28.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chicken Vesuvio Recipe