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An excellent, juicy baked chicken. You'll have folks fighting over the garlic cloves to snack on! It happens also to be lowcarb but so good everybody will want it... :)
- 1 (5 lb) whole chicken (a large one)
- 1 carrot (for flavor, not to be eaten by lowcarbers, removed from chicken after cooking)
- 1 medium onion, roughly chopped (removed)
- 1 leek, white parts only,chopped (removed)
- 1 sprig rosemary
- 3 heads garlic (about 1 carb per clove)
- 3 cups quartered small new potatoes (removed)
- 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can chicken broth
- 1 cup dry white wine or 1 cup vermouth (mostly cooks out)
- 3⁄4 cup soy sauce
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Separate all the cloves of garlic, but do not peel them.
- Wash and peel the carrot, and cut it into thick rounds.
- Chop the onion and leek.
- Remove the giblets and other inner parts from the chicken.
- Under tapwater, rinse the chicken well both inside and out.
- Place the carrot, onion, leek, and rosemary inside the chicken, and then put the bird in a medium roasting pan.
- Place all the unpeeled garlic cloves and quartered new potatoes in the pan around the chicken.
- Pour the chicken broth, then wine, then soy sauce over the chicken.
- Sprinkle with pepper and paprika.
- Bake for about one hour, basting at least three or four times with the pan juice.
- When it is done, remove the chicken from the oven and let it sit for 5 minutes to rest.
- Remove the carrot, onion, leek, and rosemary sprig from inside and set aside.
- Then slice the meat and place on individual plates with several of the garlic cloves.
- Ladle a small amount of pan juices over the top of each serving.
- The unpeeled garlic cloves should be soft and easily popped out of their skins for a tasty accompaniment!
- Note to lowcarbers: the carrot, onions, and leeks cooked inside the chicken, while tasty, are high in carbs. You should pass on the carrots, particularly, but you can have about a 1/4 cup cooked onion and leek for about 10 carbs; it's up to you to decide what your diet can allow you. The garlic is about 1 carb per clove, so again it's up to you how many of those you have.
- This is the kind of chicken meal that you can fix for everybody in your family, lowcarb or not. Regular-carb eaters will really enjoy the carrots and potatoes.
- Source: I think I found the original which I adapted at Gail's Recipe Swap.