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Thursday, October 29, 2009

You Have Got to Try This!!!

Roasted Chicken with Balsamic Vinaigrette

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 garlic cloves, chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 (4-pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces (giblets, neck and backbone reserved for another use)

1/2 cup low-salt chicken broth

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves


Whisk the vinegar, mustard, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper in small bowl to blend. Combine the

vinaigrette and chicken pieces in a large resealable plastic bag; seal the bag and toss to coat. Refrigerate,

turning the chicken pieces occasionally, for at least 2 hours and up to 1 day.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Remove chicken from the bag and arrange the chicken pieces on a large

greased baking dish. Roast until the chicken is just cooked through, about 1 hour. If your chicken browns too

quickly, cover it with foil for the remaining cooking time. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter. Place the

baking dish on a burner over medium-low heat. Whisk the chicken broth into the pan drippings, scraping up

any browned bits on the bottom of the baking sheet with a wooden spoon and mixing them into the broth and

pan drippings. Drizzle the pan drippings over the chicken. Sprinkle the lemon zest and parsley over the

chicken, and serve.

I am always on the hunt for something new to do with chicken. I made this last night for dinner and it was

amazing. It is a recipe from the kitchen of the amazing Giada De Laurentiis. I love all of her recipes…simply


I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!!!

Lots of Love!!!



Andrea said...

Sounds yummy!
Blessings, andrea

Ticking and Toile said...

yum! That sounds really good. I don't usually buy whole chickens but this looks like it would be worth it!

Thanks for sharing!


Lisa said...

Oh my gosh! This looks delicious! Perfect for this wet, rainy weekend.:)
PS I have been to Paper Source... ever since Recollections closed. Didn't you love Recollections? I think that was my favorite craft store.

Anonymous said...

Ooooo this sounds wonderful...all of my fav ingredients! Thanks Cathy for posting this great recipe!


~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

Stacey said...

Wooo, that sounds delicious. I'm thinking mashed potatoes on the side. Mmmm.

Cathy said...

That does look good. I love balsamic vinegar.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I want to eat it NOW! Looks delicious!


Sharing with Sherri said...


This REALLY DOES sound and look delicious!! Can't wait to try it!!!

Thanks sweetie!

Lee said...

That does sound good... maybe even this dummie can do it.

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

OMGosh I can smell the aroma drifting from the monitor. It look very yummy! I think I need Hubby to bring home a chicken!

Have a terrific day filled with many blessings!!!

Sue said...

Cathy, the picture made me drool... I love the flavor of balsamic vinegar. Have a great weekend! hugs, Sue

Blondie's Journal said...

As soon as I saw balsamic vinegar, I knew I had to copy this down!! The picture is scrumptious looking.

I love Giada. Wouldn't mind looking like her either! Thanks so much, Cathy!!


Sandra said...

Cathy, that looks yummy! I will have to copy that down for my family.
Have a wonderful day.

Sue said...

Whooo, does that ever look good. I'm writing this one down.

Kat said...

Cathy, thanks for sharing this! I'm always on the lookout for good chicken recipes also, and this really sounds delicious. Thanks! Kathy

The Fajdich Times said...

Wow, really sounds good. Thanks for sharing:)

trash talk said...

If I knew where I left my stove I would try this!
It looks yummo!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Cathy, This looks wonderful. I am going to try it really soon. You blog looks amazing as always. I will be back! Hugs, Terrie

Oliva Ohlson said...

Yummy!!! I am making this dish this weekend!!! TFS

Jo said...

This looks delicious! My family would love this recipe. I'll have to add it to next weeks menu.


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

OOOOO Cathy, this does look so delish! We eat chicken at least once a week, so a new way to fix it is a real treat. Thank you for sharing the recipe. laurie

Melissa Miller said...

Hmmm...Where is my comment? Cathy this looks delicious for sure! We'll try it as soon as possible. Thanks for the great recipe idea!

Barb said...

Cathy, this looks so good. We love chicken and will give this a try very soon. Thanks for the recipe!

Don't eat too much Halloween candy! Ha.!!!!!

Hugs, Barb ♥

Unknown said...

Hi Cathy! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a kind comment! I have really enjoyed my visit here! You holiday decor and home are just beautiful!! And this recipe looks so GOOD!!! I will have to try it for sure, I am always looking for new things to try! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Laura said...

That looks wonderful!!! Thank you for posting it. You're right...I have to try it! :)

Melissa Miller said...

Cathy a comment I typed right before the one I left you didn't take is all. Silly me.

Have a great Halloween weekend! ~Melissa :)

Poppy Cottage said...

Oh yes I will be trying this! It looks wonderful!! Thank you for sharing it.

A Refocused Life said...

Can't wait to try this recipe. If it tastes as good as it looks, it will wonderful. Thanks for sharing.


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