November 12, 2010

Roast Chicken for Les Paresseux on French Fridays

This week's selection for the French Fridays with Dorie cooking club was the roast chicken for les paresseux (roasted chicken for lazy people).  It was a perfect Tuesday night supper.  The thing about this recipe is it is so simple, you prep the chicken (all of ten minutes) and then put it in the over for 90 minutes.  It is so simple that I felt weird. 
I did add a quartered lemon & some flat leaf parsley to the cavity.  The really unique thing about this dish is that the bird is roasted on top of slices of bread. I took half of a baguette & sliced it long ways.  I rested the breast portion over the thickest portion of the bread.  Oh wow - the bread really is the chef's treat.  Crunchy and delicious.  I even made it lazier and skipped adding the veggies to the pot and fixed fingerling potatoes with thyme & reheated our left over peas with pancetta.  

3 comments:

Lara B Knight said...

For all of my non French Friday friends just think simple - salt & pepper, a touch of Rosemary & thyme, garlic...

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I just visited another blog that featured this Dorie roasted chicken. I'm so glad that you liked the bread. It sounded an usual way to use a baguette. Don't you just love cook's treats?
Sam

Penny said...

Lara, I have joined French Friday's with Dorie but haven't cooked anything from her book yet. It is a gorgeous book. Thank you for participating in The Kitchen Reveal on Dec. 1st. I look forward to seeing your kitchen.