Wednesday, November 17, 2010
FFWD - Roast Chicken for Les Paresseux
For November's French Fridays with Dorie, we have the option to make the four selected recipes in whatever order we want. With the Caramel Topped Semolina Cake and Pumpkin Flans out of the way, I opted for the Roast Chicken for Les Paresseux.
Les paresseux means lazy people in French and is often an apt description for me these days. I have only had moderate success roasting chickens in the past but this recipe seemed straightforward enough. Throw a bird in a dutch oven with some herbs, garlic, and a bit of wine. Cook for a bit then add some veggies and cook for a bit longer.
The chicken comes out beautiful browned on the exterior and moist and flavorful on the interior. Seriously easy and seriously good!
My only complaints are that the infamous bread didn't turn out for me. My baguette managed to be soggy and still stick to the pot. Not just a little, but fused to the pan. This, along with the other mess left behind in the pot, made the cleanup not for les paresseux. Quite the opposite - this was the hardest I had to work to get a pot clean in a long time.
Still, I thought this was a great recipe! Thanks Dorie!