Roast Chicken With Tomato-Olive Sauce

Recipe by Ms B.
READY IN: 1hr 20mins




  • Remove giblets from chicken; rinse the chicken and pat dry.
  • Put on a rack in a roasting pan and brush with butter.
  • Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Roast in a preheated 400-degree oven for 1¼ to 1½ hours or until the internal temperature reaches 180 degrees in the thigh on an instant-read thermometer.
  • Baste the chicken occasionally with the drippings.
  • While the chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce.
  • Bring a pan of water to a boil.
  • Add tomatoes and remove from the heat; set aside 30 to 60 seconds or until skins begin to crack; drain.
  • Peel, seed and coarsely chop tomatoes.
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add onion and garlic; sauté 5 minutes.
  • Stir in tomatoes, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, basil, fennel seeds, wine, green and black olives.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer 30 minutes.
  • Stir occasionally.
  • Season sauce with lots of pepper.
  • (Additional salt may not be necessary because of the saltiness of the olives.) Stir in parsley.
  • Carve chicken and serve with a bowl of sauce on the side.