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    Balsamico Roast Chicken and Potatoes

    Balsamico Roast Chicken and Potatoes. Photo by dianegrapegrower

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    1 hr 50 mins

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    1 hr 30 mins

    dianegrapegrower's Note:

    This delicious pairing comes from "The Italian Country Table" by Lynne Caspar. It's become a family favorite in my house, as well as a dish we frequently use for entertaining. Don't let the ingredient list scare you - it's minced together and rubbed into the chicken. Roasting is largely unattended.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 400°F.
    2. 2
      Mince onion, garlic, herbs, and pancetta together. Add 2 tsp balsamic vinegar, and oil.
    3. 3
      Quarter the chicken. Flatten as much as possible. Stuff most of the herb mixture under the skin. Toss potatoes with remaining herb mixture.
    4. 4
      Place the bird skin side up in large flat roasting pan. Scatter potatoes around it. Sprinkle everything with salt and pepper.
    5. 5
      Roast 20 minutes, then pour in 1/2 cup wine. Roast another 70 minutes or so, until the thigh reaches about 175°F on an instant-read thermometer. Baste the potatoes and chicken frequently with the pan juices. Add more wine if the pan becomes dry.
    6. 6
      If after an hour of roasting, the chicken isn't browning, raise the oven temp to 500°F for a few minutes to crisp the skin.
    7. 7
      Let stand 5-10 minutes at room temperature Present on a warmed platter with the potatoes, sprinkling everything with the remaining balsamic vinegar.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 20, 2008

      45

      This is quite simple to make and delicious as well...Thanks

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    • on November 21, 2006

      45

      I think I may have used too much wine, but everyone at dinner this past Sunday LOVED the taste, and so did I!!! Sticking the herbs and pancetta underneath the skin - never thought of that before. I did use some white meat too and had to make extra to cover the potatoes. It was fine and I'll definitely make it again. Thanks.

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    Nutritional Facts for Balsamico Roast Chicken and Potatoes

    Serving Size: 1 (463 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1133.6
     
    Calories from Fat 570
    50%
    Total Fat 63.4 g
    97%
    Saturated Fat 17.6 g
    88%
    Cholesterol 297.6 mg
    99%
    Sodium 294.4 mg
    12%
    Total Carbohydrate 47.5 g
    15%
    Dietary Fiber 3.9 g
    15%
    Sugars 5.6 g
    22%
    Protein 78.1 g
    156%

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    pancetta

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