French Chicken in a PotFrom gsloper 9 years ago
- 1 whole roasting chicken (4 1/2 to 5 pounds), giblets removed and discarded, wings tucked under back (see note) shopping list
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt or 1 teaspoon table salt shopping list
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper shopping list
- 1 tablespoon olive oil shopping list
- 1 small onion , chopped medium (about 1/2 cup) shopping list
- 1 small stalk celery , chopped medium (about 1/4 cup) shopping list
- 6 medium garlic cloves , peeled and trimmed shopping list
- 1 bay leaf shopping list
- 1 medium sprig fresh rosemary (optional) shopping list
- 1/2–1 teaspoon juice from 1 lemon shopping list
How to make it
- Adjust oven rack to lowest position and heat oven to 250 degrees. Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Heat oil in large Dutch oven over medium heat until just smoking. Add chicken breast-side down; scatter onion, celery, garlic, bay leaf, and rosemary (if using) around chicken. Cook until breast is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Using a wooden spoon inserted into cavity of bird, flip chicken breast-side up and cook until chicken and vegetables are well browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove Dutch oven from heat; place large sheet of foil over pot and cover tightly with lid. Transfer pot to oven and cook until instant-read thermometer registers 160 degrees when inserted in thickest part of breast and 175 degrees in thickest part of thigh, 80 to 110 minutes.
- Transfer chicken to carving board, tent with foil, and rest 20 minutes. Meanwhile, strain chicken juices from pot through fine-mesh strainer into fat separator, pressing on solids to extract liquid; discard solids (you should have about 3/4 cup juices). Allow liquid to settle 5 minutes, then pour into saucepan and set over low heat. Carve chicken, adding any accumulated juices to saucepan. Stir lemon juice into jus to taste. Serve chicken, passing jus at table.
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The Rating6 people
This is a really good, basic French-style, slow-raosted chicken recipe -- LOVE it :) Thanks for posting it, Gsloper :)kukla in Barrie, Ontario loved it
You got my mouth drooling,This is a sure keeper and maker, thanks...Bobrobertg in loved it
I love preparing chicken this way. Sometimes I add chopped leeks. Great recipe and thanks for sharing with everyone.peepers in loved it
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