How to make it

  • Directions:
  • Cook fennel in large pot of boiling salted water until tender when pierced with knife, about 8 minutes. Drain. Transfer to bowl.
  • Mix in 2 tablespoons olive oil; garlic; 1 tablespoon each fennel seeds, thyme, rosemary, tarragon, and marjoram; then 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Mix remaining 1 tablespoon each fennel seeds and herbs in small bowl.
  • Rinse chickens inside and out; pat dry.
  • Rub chickens inside and out with lemon halves, squeezing some of juice into cavities.
  • Rub outside of chickens with 1/4 cup olive oil, then fennel seed mixture.
  • Sprinkle chickens generously with salt and pepper.
  • Loosely stuff chickens with some of fresh fennel mixture.
  • Tie legs together.
  • Place chickens, breast side down, in large roasting pan.
  • Arrange remaining fresh fennel mixture around chickens.
  • Roast chickens 30 minutes, basting occasionally with pan juices.
  • Combine wine and broth and pour over chickens.
  • Roast 15 minutes.
  • Turn chickens breast side up.
  • Roast chickens until juices run clear when pierced with fork in thickest part of thigh, about 40 minutes longer.
  • Transfer chickens and fennel mixture to platter.
  • Pour pan juices into bowl; skim off fat.
  • Pour juices over chickens and serve.

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    " It was excellent "
    morninlite ate it and said...
    oh my!
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    " It was excellent "
    gourmetana ate it and said...
    I love the herbs combination on this one... This sounds moist and delicious! My parents grow fennel and I will definitely bring some to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing!! 5 forks
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  • slogan 8 years ago
    great - I love fennel and nice to get another recipe - going on your recommendation and making for dinner this weekend......will let you know - Steve
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    " It was excellent "
    lanabade ate it and said...
    Last night I roasted root vegetables ,fennil,parsnips,carrots,white yams,in olive oil and fresh pepperand koshersalt,they were amazing,with a roast I also prepared separately.This sounds good,I'll try,5 forks.Ijust made the 6 hour chicken last Sunday,it was AMAZING,crispy but juicy and full of flavor!
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    " It was excellent "
    goodeat ate it and said...
    Five forky!!!
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