Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Celebratory Dinner

To celebrate the job offer I got yesterday, I whipped up an awesome dinner for myself and Polo Guy. The chicken turned out so delicious that I thought I'd share the recipe:

1 whole chicken (split in half)
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 tablespoon herbes de provance (if you don't have these, just add a dash or two of your favorite herbs)

Mix together all ingredients (except chicken - duh). Place chicken in roasting pan and pour 1/2 of liquid mixture over it, rubbing to make sure it's well coated. Reserve the remaining liquid for basting. Bake for 2 hours at 325 - I have a convection roast feature, which gets the skin really brown and crisp, but if cooking in a conventional oven, I'd suggest 350.

When chicken is done, remove from pan to large platter and deglaze the roasting pan with red wine (I only had half a bottle left by the time the chicken got done!). Add in sliced mushrooms and onions and reduce.

This was yummy paired with a simple green salad and some oven roasted potatoes! (Since I'm new to the blogging world, I'll let you in on some personal information related to the previous sentance. Notice I didn't say yum-o because I CANNOT STAND RACHEL RAY. In my opinion she's a Martha wanna-be and not a very good one at that. That said if you love her, more power to you, I just perfer Martha's cool perfection!

2 comments:

MMM said...

Congrats on your new job! The chicken sounds great.

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