Saturday, September 12, 2009

Chef Chuck's Roasted Lemon Sage Chicken

Pollo al Limone Salvia Arrosto


This succulent roasted lemon sage chicken, left an inviting aroma in our home. It was a gift from our neighbor, a free range organic plump chicken. We surrounded the chicken with potatoes, onions, artichokes, olives, olive oil and fresh lemon juice. This juicy choice chicken was a dinner to remember.


Roasted Lemon Sage Chicken
2-4 pound whole organic chicken
4 stems of fresh sage leaves, about 1/3 cup
4-5 red russet potatoes, quartered
4 small onions, halved
1/2 cup marinated artichokes, quartered
1/4 cup kalamati olives, halved
2 lemons
extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper


Rub


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
salt and pepper


Soak whole chicken in a salt bath for 30 minutes, rinse and place in roasting pan. Place 2 stems of sage inside chicken along with 1 lemon quartered and squeezed and half a lemon in opening. Arrange potatoes, onions, artichokes, olives, around the chicken, drizzle olive oil, juice of half a lemon, salt and pepper. Combine ingredients of the rub and rub all over the chicken. Bake at 400 degrees, uncovered for 1 hour or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Cover with foil and let rest for 15 minutes before carving.

16 comments:

  1. That looks like one very satisfying meal. Lucky you to have such a nice neighbor.

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  2. Chuck.... Those Lemon quarters inside (and the half) - do you put them in unsqueezed?

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  3. Lemon and sage taste wonderful. This is a great chicken recipe...thanks

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  4. Hi Ciao Chow Linda, It was and she is!! Thank You :)

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  5. Hello Peter, I squeezed the quarters inside and left the half alone.. Thank You :)

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  6. Hello GarlicBOSS, The taste was wonderful! Thank You :)

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  7. MMMMMMMMM,...;what a marvellous &tasty looking dinner!! Special too!

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  8. Yes Sophie, Dinner will be served at 8:00 and you are welcome! Thank You :)

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  9. I love this blend.. two of my faves! What a super neighbor you are lucky enough to have. I'm certain there's no leftovers ;)

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  10. Hi YankeeSoaper, Glad you like, actually there is some left, it was a big 4lbs.chicken! Your welcome to have a sandwich, if you like!! Thank You :)

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  11. I already heard about this chicken! Sounds delish! I'd really love to try it!

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  12. I love lemons in roast chicken, they make all the difference! But the sage rub is a touch of genius!

    Ciao
    Lola xx

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  13. Ciao Lola, I am addicted to lemons too! The sage brought out that great earthy flavor.
    Grazie, Chuck xx :)

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  14. Hello Talita, This chicken is popular to some. The great thing is that the chicken remains moist and tender! You must try it one day, Thank You. :)

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  15. This is the meal of all meals!! my fav! I just love roast chicken!! and with LEMON!! even better!!

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  16. Yes Ash, I agree!! A good plump roasted chicken is tops! And lemons "O" yea !! Take Care, :)

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