Thursday, November 4, 2010

FFWD ~ Roast Chicken for les Paresseux

Well, it's time to post my second recipe for FFWD.  This month we got to choose our recipe order. I chose to do 'roast chicken for les paresseux'. As Dorie explains,"for the lazy". That happens to work very well for me today. I was out most of the day with my girlfriend. We went out this morning for pedicures and then for lunch and a little shopping. The day here in NJ was miserable. Cold (44 degrees), and heavy rains all day.  Too cold to be walking around in flip flops…but hey, we just had pedicures done! We happened into a great little store owned by a very artistic lady. She gave us some great advice on where to get some fresh goat chevre. Her shop was filled with a mixture of vintage pieces of jewelry  and some very artistic new pieces made by local artists. Then we had lunch at this very quaint and lovely place in town, where we enjoyed quiche and salad. By the time I got home I was chilled to the bone. So this chicken dish sounded soooo good. It filled my home with the aroma and warmth of wonderful herbs.  I loved this way of roasting a chicken. It was so moist and the bread sitting at the bottom of the chicken, soaking up all the wonderful juices, was delicious.  I added more potatoes  and carrots than called for. I like extra veggies. Oh, and the garlic that was roasted with the chicken, all I can say is yum!  So far I have made 3 recipes from this book and have not been disappointed yet. This is going to be a great year! 
This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspan's new book "Around my French Table".



veggies cut and ready for the pot


olive oil rubbed dutch oven with bread


My chicken ready for the oven..looking good!



My beautiful roasted chicken. To bad I can't capture the wonderful smell!

12 comments:

  1. This chicken looks wonderful - can't wait to make it. Your girls day out sounds like fun!

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  2. Great pics, nice post! Glad you enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to making it.

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  3. Your photos are great, especially the last one - the color of the chicken is so perfectly golden. It sounds like it was the perfect recipe to fix after your fun day!

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  4. Oh my God, your chicken looks stunning. The perfect golden color and I bet it tasted wonderfully. Angie

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  5. wasn't this good? and so simple. I know I'll be making it again (and again).

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  6. What a beautiful color!!! Much better than mine! Wasn't the bread good!? I cut my baguette on the diagonal so I could get more of it!
    Trevor Sis. Boom.

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  7. Your chicken looks amazing! Beautiful photos! I could almost smell it.

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  8. Gorgeous chicken! I can't wait to try it. :)

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  9. Bummer on the cold weather..we have had the nicest fall here in Idaho! It has been in the low 70s all week! Next week are typical cold snow will be here!!
    Im glad you loved the chicken. I thought this recipe was a keeper!!

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  10. Love your process photos - so gorgeous!

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  11. Thanks everyone for the comments…I'm having a lot of fun with this. I never thought anyone would be reading what I wrote. I really love hearing from all of you!

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  12. Hi Kathy, Nice blog, this recipe sounds great. Pictures are nice Carol W

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