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Pesto Garlic Oven Roasted Chicken & How to Make Gravy

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Make it with or without veggies & choose your favorites, so it is exactly how you like it. This is the yummiest roast chicken recipe ever. Your whole dinner is in one pan - One Dish No Fuss Gourmet Entertaining! Part of our Rustic Italian Feast Menu. Simple healthy delicious whole food recipes - all with 5 minutes or less prep.
Ingredients
  Fryer chicken 2 Small (or Whole Large Roasting Chicken)
  Pesto garlic spice blend 6 Tablespoon (4-6)
  Lime juiced 1
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
For stuffing
  Onion 1 , quartered
  Garlic bulbs 2 (whole)
  Lime 2 , quartered
For gravy
  Flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Balsamic vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Sea salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pesto garlic spice blend 1⁄2 Teaspoon (a sprinkle)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 375 degree F.

MAKING
2. In a roasting pan, place the chicken, stuff the cavity with onion, garlic, and lime.
3. Squeeze lime juice on chicken and put the skin inside the cavity. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle spice blend on it (if desired surround the chicken with veggies and season them with olive oil, lime juice, and spice blend).
4. Pour water into the pan and pop in oven. Roast for 1.5-2 hours or until the legs are loose and juice runs clear.
For Gravy:
5. Remove the chicken from the pan and place on the plate.
6. In the remaining pan juice add flour and constantly over medium flame (make sure there is no lump).
7. Add pesto garlic spice blend, salt, and balsamic. Pour water as needed to get desired consistency of gravy. You can also use veggie juices.

SERVING
8. Carve chicken and serve with gravy.

Things You Will Need
Roasting pan

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Roasted
Occasion: 
Thanksgiving
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
135 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 609 Calories from Fat 390

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 43 g66.7%

Saturated Fat 11.4 g57%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 187.5 mg62.5%

Sodium 348.2 mg14.5%

Total Carbohydrates 5 g1.5%

Dietary Fiber 0.41 g1.7%

Sugars 0.9 g

Protein 48 g95%

Vitamin A 7.1% Vitamin C 11.5%

Calcium 3.4% Iron 13.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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