Had 4lb roaster. Doubled fresh herbs, added 3 cloves garlic, combined in mini-chop. In oven per timing for CL's spiced roasted chicken. Excellent.
Bistro Roast Chicken
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carolfitz Posted: 09/29/09
aeroncaskb Posted: 02/10/10
This was excellent! (I'm normally not a big roasted chicken fan) I doubled all the herbs and added minced garlic to the rub, but didn't change anything else. Chicken was very moist and flavorful. Cooking time was fairly accurate. Great with warmed brie, roasted garlic and a baguette!
MichelleS Posted: 04/20/09
This was superb! I used a dried herb de provence in place of the other herbs and rubbed olive oil under the skin with the herbs. The roasted garlic is so mild tasting and the chicken was crispy on the outside and very tender on the inside and I even used breasts, just shortened the time. I made some mashed potatoes with this. I am still amazed at how simple but delicious this was.
migoldbe Posted: 02/13/11
Easy and delicious. This is perfect for a date night.
shaeville Posted: 02/04/09
So easy and so rewarding! I would try with any piece of chicken with skin!
vbak66 Posted: 08/09/09
The chicken was very good and very easy to make. I served it with individual potatoes gratin, salad, and broccoli with cheese sauce. I will make again.
Branch Posted: 02/14/11
This is incredibly good. I followed the recipe to the letter and served it with Mashed Sweet Potatoes w/ Marsala and haricot verts. Do yourself a favor, prepare this chicken for dinner one night very soon and many times thereafter.
MelissaIngram Posted: 02/05/10
This was fabulous and easy. The chicken cooked evenly and the herb mixture tasty. Did not make the garlic as I didn't have enough on hand. Served with balsamic glazed brussel spouts and spaghetti squash w/ olive oil and grated parmesan. Will do again.
jelibeann Posted: 02/11/11
This chicken was excellent. I rarely use anything besides boneless breasts when making chicken, so this was a nice change. It was simple to prepare and it was nice to make the Pommes Frites with Chives alongside them, since they can be made together. I served them with an herb salad and roasted asparagus.
AtotheJ Posted: 02/16/10
350F for 40 minutes then 450F for 30 minutes? Is this a smoke detector test or a chicken recipe? Consider skipping the 450F and broil the chicken until the skin is crispy. Also halve the herb mix or at least the salt. Then this is delicious.
Nouna03 Posted: 09/07/11
This was delicious looked beautiful on the plate! So incredibly easy to make and very tasty. It does take a while to cook (I even cut the 2nd cook time in half since the chicken was cooked) but since all you have to do is let it roast in the oven it's totally worth it. This recipe will impress! Will be making this again!
Mg21800 Posted: 09/20/11
Excellent and very easy. Will skip the roasted garlic next time, though.
ktjpsmom Posted: 02/08/12
This has been my Valentine's meal every year since it first appeared in C L in 1999. My husband loves it, I love it. I always think of a line from the article that accompanied the recipes. "Imagine the bons mots tripping over your tongue as you gesticulate with a crispy pomme frite."
sedutta Posted: 02/13/12
Made this with a whole chicken and was wonderful. I skipped the roasted garlic "sauce" and just added some minced garlic into the butter-herb mixture. I also added a tsp of dijon mustard to it. Was very easy and tasted great!
KaayGeee Posted: 04/06/13
This was so good and it took very little work. I didn't have any basil, so I used about 3/4 tsp dried tarragon instead.