Slow-Roasted Organic Chicken with Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme

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Slow-Roasted Organic Chicken with Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme
Slow-Roasted Organic Chicken with Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme
Mark Jordan

Slow-Roasted Organic Chicken with Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme

My inspiration for this recipe, as its title suggests, is the Simon and Garfunkel song "Scarborough Fair." My other influence is Provençal cooking, or what is typically referred to as "the Cuisine of the Sun" — lots of herbs, garlic, and olive oil. — Franklin Becker, Good Fat Cooking

4
Servings
831
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Reprinted from Good Fat Cooking by Franklin Becker and Peter Kaminsky. Copyright (c) 2014 by Franklin Becker. By permission of Rodale Books. Available wherever books are sold.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 organic roasting chicken (3 1/2 to 4 pounds)
  • ½ Cup whole parsley
  • ½ Cup whole sage
  • ½ Cup whole rosemary
  • ½ Cup whole thyme
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 shallots, chopped

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, paprika, sea salt, and garlic powder into a paste and rub it liberally on the inside and outside of the chicken. Stuff the cavity of the chicken with the parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, lemon, garlic, and shallots. Truss the chicken.

Set the chicken on a roasting rack in a roasting pan and roast until the juices run clear and the internal temperature of the bird at its thickest part (the thigh) is 165 degrees F, 50 to 60 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven and baste the chicken with the juices that have collected on the bottom of the pan. Let rest 15 minutes.

Present the bird whole to the table for a beautiful family-style presentation, or cut it into 8 pieces before serving.

Organic Shopping Tip

It's recommended that fruits and vegetables listed under the "Dirty Dozen" should always be bought organic.

Organic Cooking Tip

Cooking with all-natural, organic ingredients can make your dish healthier and taste better.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
58g
89%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
16g
80%
Cholesterol
267mg
89%
Protein
57g
100%
Carbs
24g
8%
Vitamin A
947µg
100%
Vitamin B12
3µg
51%
Vitamin B6
2mg
85%
Vitamin C
58mg
97%
Vitamin E
3mg
14%
Vitamin K
403µg
100%
Calcium
403mg
40%
Fiber
11g
45%
Folate (food)
159µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
159µg
40%
Iron
13mg
72%
Magnesium
170mg
43%
Monounsaturated
25g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
22mg
100%
Phosphorus
582mg
83%
Polyunsaturated
12g
N/A
Potassium
1114mg
32%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
41.3%
Sodium
1217mg
51%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
23.8%
Zinc
5mg
36%