Oct 12, 2010

Herb Roasted Chicken

What an amazing meal you will have when you make this dish. This is a pretty easy dish to make with loads of fresh flavors. I find something very satisfying when standing at my counter chopping fresh herbs up. I am sure anyone who loves to cook can relate to this. This dish goes along well with so many things such as salad, rice, vegetable or pasta.

1 medium-large whole chicken
1 small bunch fresh mint leaves
1 small bunch fresh dill
1 small bunch fresh cilantro leaves
1 small bunch parsley leaves
3 tablespoons olive oil
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon salt
1 small onion, quartered
3 garlic cloves

1. Pre-heat oven to 425F. In a blender add mint, dill, cilantro, parsley, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, onion and garlic. Mix until a smooth paste forms. Clean chicken with cold water and pat dry with a paper towel.

2. Make a few small slits on chicken skin and carefully loosen the skin from the meat. Stuff herb mixture in between the meat and the chicken. Rub remaining mixture all over chicken. Place into roasting pan and cover. Bake for 1 hour, remove lid and place oven on high broil. Cook until chicken is golden about 5 minutes.

Yields: 4 servings

3 fabulous comments:

Tamanna said...

looks yummy

theamerarabwife said...

That looks very good. I never would have thought to put that mixture of herbs with chicken! I have never tried to roast a chicken myself; it's always seemed rather intimidating to try and get right, plus I do not have a roasting pan.

Noor said...

You should try it for sure. Roasted chicken is so easy, you can do so much with them plus everyone always loves it.