Tuscan-Style Roast Chicken

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

Pollo Arrostito alla Toscana; Cucina Rustica

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash chicken inside and out; dry well.
  2. Cut the pancetta and prosciutto into small strips; dice the ham.
  3. Season the inside of the chicken with salt and pepper; place the pancetta, prosciutto, ham, herbs, and 2 tablespoons butter in the cavity of the chicken.
  4. Rub the remaining butter on the chicken skin and salt the exterior; truss the chicken.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°; place chicken, breast side down, on a roasting pan in the upper third of the oven.
  6. After 15 minutes, turn the chicken so the breast faces up; cook for another 15 minutes, then increase heat to 425°, and cook for 20 more minutes.
  7. Baste with the juices as it cooks; test chicken for doneness.
  8. Transfer chicken to a serving dish; tip the roasting pan and spoon off the fat from the juices.
  9. Carve the chicken and serve with its savory juices.

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