Whole Roasted Chicken With Radishes and Onions

Foodista Cookbook Entry

Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: http://mothermayhave.com/2009/10/20/whole-roasted-chicken-with-radishes-and-onions/

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.

Ingredients

10 – 12 sage fresh sage leaves
1/2 orange
1 pound radishes
2 cups onions (pearl or roughly chopped red and/or yellow onions)
2 teaspoons black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil

Preparation

1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
2
Place chicken in a greased or sprayed with cooking spray 9 X 13 pan.
3
With your fingers, gently loosen the skin of the chicken’s breasts.
4
Cut the goat cheese into slices about ¼ inch thick.
5
Place the slices under the skin.
6
Place a sage leaf over each slice (reserve left over leaves for basting)
7
Place the ½ orange into the cavity of the chicken.
8
Cut off the tops and bottoms of the radishes; leave whole.
9
Surround the chicken with the radishes and onions.
10
Salt the vegetables with 1 tbs. salt.
11
Whisk together the olive oil, 1 tsp. of the salt, 1 tsp of the pepper, the garlic, the Herbes de Provence, ½ tbs. of the parsley, and a few chopped sage leaves. Use to baste the chicken.
12
Slather ¼ of the oil blend over the chicken.
13
Baste chicken at least 3 more times during the cooking time.
14
Roast, uncovered for approximately 1 hour; test with a meat thermometer if you have it, making sure that the chicken reaches an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit or until the juices coming out of the chicken run clear.
15
Garnish and season the chicken and the vegetables with the rest of the parsley and the pepper.

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[This recipe to me is] representative of holism – whole chicken and vegetables cooked on one pan...The meal like food therapy, nurturing my body and soul, helping (in part, if only for a short time) to put the fractured pieces together, creating a whole experience that transcended each bit of news I’d gotten about things that were falling apart.

Yield:

1.0 whole chicken; serves 6

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February 28, 2010

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