Thursday, September 5, 2013

Spicy Roast Chicken

Prep : / Total : 2 hours                  Serves 4
Chicken  1/4             cup Dijon mustard
1/2                tablespoon water
1/2                tablespoon ancho chile powder
5                   garlic cloves, minced
3                   tablespoons finely chopped sage
3                   tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
**Salt and freshly ground black pepper**
1                  4-pound pastured chicken
2                   tablespoons pickled jalapeño peppers, sliced, plus 1/4 cup of the brine strained into a spray bottle
2                  tablespoons chopped parsley
1                  tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2                  tablespoons unsalted butter
Topping               2                  garlic cloves, smashed
2                 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1                 cup fresh bread crumbs
**Finely grated zest of 1 lemon**
1                 tablespoon chopped parsley
1/4              teaspoon cayenne
1 ,             Preheat the oven to 350°. In a blender, puree the Dijon mustard, water, chile powder, half of the garlic, 1 tablespoon of the sage, 1/2 teaspoon of the oil and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Place the chicken breast side up in an ovenproof skillet; coat with the mixture.
2 .            Bake the chicken for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until cooked through. Spray the chicken with the jalapeño brine; bake for 5 more minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes.
3 .            In a skillet, cook the jalapeños, parsley, lemon juice, the remaining garlic and the remaining sage in the butter and remaining oil over moderate heat until fragrant.
4 .            In a skillet, brown the garlic in the oil over moderate heat; discard the garlic. Add the bread crumbs, zest, parsley and cayenne and stir until the crumbs are crisp. Season with salt.
Top the chicken with the jalapeño butter, sprinkle with the crumbs and serve.
Suggested Pairing : Fruity, full-bodied Chardonnay, such as one from California's Central Coast.


  1. Happy National Chicken Month, Nee!!! That's one nice lookin' Spicy Roast Chicken!

    Thanks for sharing...

  2. HI Louise , I remember you saying September was National Chicken month . I baked this one in August for Sunday Dinner {giggling} and guess what , I haven't pulled ouut any hair lately , thanks for stopping by my friend :).

  3. Hi Nee, the roast chicken looks very good and delicious!

  4. Oh! Is this National Chicken month? I have a coupon for a free chicken from Earth Fare! Of course, that's with $10.00 of other groceries, but that will be absolutely no problem! Thanks, Nee!

    Also, thank you for your visits to my blog.

  5. That's a beautiful roast! You are making my mouth water, I love roast chicken, don't we all!!! :)

  6. Hi Nee, I was just talking to my mom yesterday about roasting a chicken. Fabulous recipe. I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing...Blessings for a wonderful weekend! Dottie

  7. dear Nee, I am sure this chicken is bursting with flavor! Delicious!! Blessings dear. Catherine ox

  8. Wow!! This chicken looks SO good! I have never made a whole chicken before

  9. Hi Jasline, the rub is what makes it good , thanks for stopping by :).

  10. Hi Nellie , get down to the supermarket , you can bake it for sunday dinner , have a great weekend , thanks for stopping by :).

  11. Hi Joyce , love bake chicken , with cooler weather , family will get more , take the scraps and bones and make broth . Thanks for stopping by :).

  12. Hi Dottie , you can make sandwiches or salads if there are any left have a blessed weekend and thanks for stopping by :).

  13. Hi Catherine , I used differentt rubs to give the chicken different tastes , thanks for dtopping by :).

  14. Hi Cathleen , you got to try a baked chicken , just pop it in the oven and relax , thanks for stopping by :).

  15. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comSeptember 7, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Hi Nee, this chicken is indeed finger licking good!

  16. Hi Ivy , I think it's the rub , it is quite good , Thanks for stopping by :)

  17. Hi Nee! I'm so glad there is no hair pulling going on your way. There may be some here soon. I just can't seem to catch up, lol...thanks for being so patient:) And, Happy National Salami Day! (that's today, Sept 7th:)

  18. Hi Louise , stop slow down and take a deep breath , things will seem to slow down and you will catch up , I know you have a lot on your mind right now and I think you need a big "HUG" there you so dear friend . Thanks for stopping by .

  19. Thanks for the {{{{{Hugs}}}}} Nee! I needed that!

  20. Hi Louise , you are so welcome my friend , have a great day , thanks for stopping by :).


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