Monday, April 23, 2012

Scott Conant's Whole Roasted Chicken in Potacchio

Confession:  I absolutely love The Chew - I really do.  I have the DVR set to record it everyday and I am always so far behind on the episodes.  
I just watched the episode with Scott Conant, he co-hosted, and while on there he made a Roasted Chicken that looked AMAZING!  I knew this was going to be part of our holiday dinner because I just had to  have it. 
 I truly believe that a Roasted Chicken is one of the best meals - who agrees with me? 

 I make it all the time and love to try different variations.  This one was great - it is also a great starter recipe and leaves you open too use your imagination and tweak it as you wish.  I already have ideas for our next roast chicken using this recipe with a few additions.  I hope you enjoy this as much as we did.  I have never added canned tomatoes to a roast chicken before but I love how juicy and succulent this dish ended up being.  Enjoy!

recipe from The Chew
What you need:
1 (3 1/2 - 4 pound) chicken (trimmed and patted dry)
2 - 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 medium potatoes (quartered)
6 sprigs rosemary
1 large onion (cut into 8 wedges)
1 cup crushed canned tomatoes - I used 1 can of diced tomatoes here
1 cup white wine
Pinch of cayenne pepper - I used crushed red pepper

What you do:
Preheat your oven to 375.
Rub the chicken with a tablespoon or two of olive oil and season it well with salt inside and out. Add a pinch of cayenne or red pepper to inside and outside of chicken. Place chicken in a large roasting pan and add the potatoes, rosemary, onion, tomatoes, and wine to the pan around the chicken. Drizzle with some more olive oil. 
Roast the chicken until done,  basting it with the liquid that accumulates a few times, 1 to 1 1/2 hours depending on the size of the bird. (When cooked through, the juices will run clear and a thermometer inserted in the thigh will read 170°F.) Be sure to let the chicken sit for 10 minutes before carving.
 Serve the sliced chicken with the potatoes and onions from the pan. Spoon out some of the yummy tomato sauce and add that to the plate.      

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  1. I have heard SO MUCH about The Chew but since I don't have a tv, I never get to see it. I might have to have the boyfriend DVR it for me.

  2. oh wow, tis sounds amazing! i love scott conant, too. will have to try this!

  3. Another Scott Conant fan here! I am super intrigued by the canned tomatoes!

  4. OMG, I LOVE the Chew! I don't know why I didn't like it when I was home on maternity leave, but I watch it now when I work out during lunch. They make it look fun and easy and I love how they add in fashion and home decor sometimes too.

    Anyway, I must have missed this show, but it looks really good! Sounds a lot easier than I thought it would be :)

  5. I adore roast chicken. So yummy! Thank you so much for linking up to Made With Love at Sew Chatty today! Have a great week!

  6. This recipe reminds me of something my old Italian uncle would make. As for The Chew, I used to watch it but I am boycotting it as long as Batali is on it. Ever since he settled a huge lawsuit last month for taking the tips from his waitstaff, I can't watch it. He makes me sick.

  7. Wow, that looks fantastic! Would you consider linking it up to my Pinworthy Projects Linky Party over at Just Us Four?

  8. Hi Danielle,
    With the Rosemary, Potatoes, and Tomatoes this would be a delicious dish. Your recipe looks awesome. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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