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Shabbat Roasted Chicken-Six Ways

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Shabbat Roasted Chicken-Six Ways

No Comments 01 September 2010

We dug up these recipes from our archives- perfect for the holidays…..

These unbelievable roasted chicken recipes are from  Mark Bittman’s blog ….Of course I recommend using organic kosher chicken.

All of these recipes are perfect for Shabbat and can be modified for the  Passover Seder.

PLEASE let me know if your family likes these new dishes!

Which one is your favorite?

Simplest Whole Roast Chicken, Six Ways:
Makes 4 servings
Time: About 1 hour
This method works because the high heat provided by the heated skillet cooks the thighs faster than the breasts, which are exposed only to the heat of the oven. It gives you nice browning without drying out the breast meat, and it’s easily varied. If at any point during the cooking the pan juices begin to smoke, just add a little water or wine (white or red, your choice) to the pan. This will reduce browning, however, so don’t do it unless you must. I suggest serving the pan juices with the chicken (you can call it sauce naturel if you like).
1 whole chicken, 3 to 4 pounds, trimmed of excess fat
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
A few sprigs fresh tarragon, rosemary, or thyme (optional)
5 or 6 cloves garlic, peeled (optional)
Chopped fresh herbs for garnish

Directions for Creating this Kosher Recipe
1. Heat the oven to 450°F. Five minutes after turning on the oven, put a cast-iron or other heavy ovenproof skillet on a rack set low in the oven. Rub the chicken with the olive oil, sprinkle it with salt and pepper, and put the herb sprigs on it if you’re using them.
2. When both oven and pan are hot, 10 or 15 minutes later, carefully put the chicken, breast side up, in the hot skillet; if you’re using garlic, scatter it around the bird. Roast, undisturbed, for 40 to 50 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the meaty part of the thigh registers 155–165°F. 3. Tip the pan to let the juices from the bird’s cavity flow into the pan (if they are red, cook for another 5 minutes). Transfer the bird to a platter and let it rest; if you like, pour the pan juices into a clear measuring cup, then pour or spoon off some of the fat. Reheat the juices if necessary, quarter the bird (see the illustrations on page 685), garnish, and serve with the pan juices.
Herb-Roasted Chicken:
A little more elegant: Start the cooking without the olive oil. About halfway through, spoon a mixture of 1/4 cup olive oil and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, chervil, basil, or dill over the chicken. Garnish with more chopped herbs.
Lemon-Roasted Chicken.
Brush the chicken with olive oil before roasting; cut a lemon in half and put it in the chicken’s cavity. Roast, more or less undisturbed, until done; squeeze the juice from the cooked lemon over the chicken and carve.
Roast Chicken with Paprika:
With good paprika, quite delicious: Combine the olive oil with about 1 tablespoon sweet paprika or smoked pimentón. Roast Chicken with Soy Sauce(for Passover, use soy sauce substitute). Chinese-style roast chicken, made easy: Replace the olive oil with peanut or neutral oil, like grapeseed or corn. Halfway through the cooking, spoon or brush over the chicken a mixture of 1/4 cup soy sauce( for Passover, use a soy sauce substitute), 2 tablespoons honey, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1 teaspoon grated or minced fresh ginger (or 1 teaspoon ground ginger), and 1/4 cup minced scallion.
Roast Chicken with Cumin, Honey, and Orange Juice.
Sweet and exotic: Halfway through the cooking, spoon or brush over the chicken a mixture of 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice, 2 tablespoons honey, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 2 teaspoons ground cumin, and salt and pepper to taste.
5 More Ways to Flavor Simplest Whole Roast Chicken:
There are many ways to flavor a roast chicken; here are some simple ideas to get you started:
1. Lemon: Use 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice in addition to or in place of olive oil.
2. Lime: Use 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice in a soy sauce mix (as in the Roast Chicken with Soy Sauce variation) or with some minced jalapeño or serrano chiles or hot red pepper flakes, chopped fresh cilantro leaves to taste, and a tablespoon or two of peanut oil (use Passover substitutes).
3. Honey-Mustard: Combine 2 tablespoons to 1/3 cup mustard with 2 tablespoons honey and rub the chicken with this mixture during the final stages of roasting.(use mustard substitute for Passover cooking).
4. Wine: Put 1/2 cup white wine and 2 cloves crushed garlic in the bottom of the roasting pan; baste with this in addition to or in place of the olive oil mixture.
5. Curry: In place of the olive oil, use neutral oil, like grapeseed or corn-or butter. Combine 1/2 cup coconut milk and 2 tablespoons curry powder and baste the chicken with this mixture during the final stages of roasting.(please use caution with recipe #5 for kosher Passover ingredients).

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Chicken with Roasted Fennel by Mark Bittman of the NYT

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Chicken with Roasted Fennel by Mark Bittman of the NYT

No Comments 25 March 2010

I love Mark Bittmans recipes. When I saw this chicken and fennel recipe featured in his column, I knew it would be a perfect for the holiday , since all of the ingredients are easy to find, and kosher for Passover. Its also doesn’t require too many complicated steps, which is exacty what we DONT need on Passover . Roasted fennel is also one of my favorites. I can’t wait to try it.

reprint from the New York Times :

Roast Chicken With Fennel

Yield 4 servings

Time 40 minutes
Given chicken‘s tendency to become dry during cooking, I’d suggest one of two options: Use all drumsticks and thighs; these will flavor the fennel brilliantly, remain moist even if you overcook them slightly, and give you the crunchiest skin. (If you separate drumstick from thigh at the joint, a simple cut, you’ll also reduce cooking time by about 10 minutes.) Or cut up a whole chicken. If you do this, cut apart the drumsticks and thighs so they cook almost as quickly as the breast pieces. Even then, you may want to remove the breasts early to keep them from drying out.

Ingredients for this Kosher Recipe
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, or as needed
  • 2 bulbs fennel, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 whole (about 3-pound) chicken, cut up, or about 3 pounds drumsticks and thighs
  • Chopped fresh parsley leaves for garnish
  • Lemon wedges
Directions for this Kosher Recipe
  • 1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Drizzle bottom of shallow roasting pan or baking sheet with about half the olive oil and cover it with a layer of the fennel. Overlap pieces if necessary but use whole pan. Drizzle remaining oil over fennel and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cut up chicken if necessary and sprinkle the pieces with salt and pepper.
  • 2. Top fennel with the chicken parts, skin side up. Ideally, you’ll have a layer of fennel pretty much covered by a layer of chicken, but it’s fine if some of the fennel roasts uncovered. Spoon some of the oil from bottom of pan over chicken. Roast about 15 minutes, then baste chicken with pan drippings and rotate the pan. If necessary, adjust oven temperature so chicken browns but does not burn.
  • 3. The chicken will be done in about 30 minutes. Serve each piece with some fennel and a little of the pan juices spooned over, garnished with parsley and a lemon wedge.
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