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French Country Chicken

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This recipe is great for a small dinner party or family dinner. The chicken is roasted along with the vegetables, some mushrooms, bacon and white wine!
Ingredients
For the mushroom and garlic mixture
  Sliced bacon 12 Ounce, chopped (Thick bacon)
  Mushrooms 2 Pound, sliced (Crimini Mushrooms)
  Garlic cloves 2 Medium
For the vegetables with the chicken
  Whole chicken 6 Pound
  Carrots 1 Pound, peeled, thickly sliced
  Red potatoes 1 1⁄2 Pound, cut in fourths
  Onions 2 Medium, quartered
For the gravy
  Organic chicken broth 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Dry white wine 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Kosher salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
For the slurry
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  Cold water/Broth 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Wash, rinse and pat dry the whole chicken.
2. Put into a large roasting pan and let sit for 30 minutes before you begin preparing the rest of the ingredients.
3. Preheat the oven to 425 F.

MAKING
4. In a saute pan over medium-high heat, cook the sliced bacon until browned, but not crisp.
5. Add mushrooms and garlic. Cook about 5 minutes or until mushrooms are lightly browned. Once done, set the pan aside.
6. Into the roasting pan with the chicken, place the carrots, red potatoes and onions.
7. Add mushroom mixture, organic chicken stock, dry white wine and season with salt and pepper.
8. Bake in the preheated oven in the lowest rack for about 60 - 90 minutes, basting every 30 minutes.
9. Remove chicken into another plate and remove the vegetables into a casserole with a lid to keep it warm.
10. Pour drippings from pan into measuring cup. Siphon off fat with basting bulb.
11. Return the de-fatted drippings to the roasting pan, kept over two burners of the stove, turned on to a medium-high heat.
12. Make slurry of water and cornstarch and add to drippings. Stir constantly until gravy thickens. Once done, pour into a gravy bowl and set aside.
13. Carve the chicken and cut the leg and thigh separate, slice the breast into nice pieces and the chicken is ready to serve.

SERVING
14. Serve the chicken with the gravy and the roasted vegetables.

Things You Will Need
1. Large Roasting Pan
2. Basting bulb

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
French
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
100 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
8
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