Engagement Roast Chicken (Ina Garten) Recipe

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  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Remove and discard the chicken giblets. Pat the outside dry. Liberally salt and pepper the inside of the chicken. Cut the lemons in quarters, place 2 quarters in the chicken along with the garlic and reserve the rest of the lemons. Brush the outside of the chicken with olive oil and sprinkle the chicken liberally with salt and pepper. Tie the legs together with kitchen string and tuck the wing tips under the body of the chicken. Place the chicken in a small (11 by 14-inch) roasting pan. (If the pan is too large, the onions will burn.) Place the reserved lemons and the sliced onions in a large bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Pour the mixture around the chicken in the pan.
  3. Roast the chicken for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, until the juices run clear when you cut between a leg and a thigh. Remove the chicken to a platter, cover with aluminum foil, and allow to rest for 10 minutes while you prepare the sauce, leaving the lemons and onions in the pan.
  4. Place the pan on top of the stove and turn the heat to medium-high. Add the wine and stir with a wooden spoon to scrape up the brown bits. Add the stock and sprinkle on the flour, stirring constantly for a minute, until the sauce thickens. Add any juices that collect under the chicken. Carve the chicken onto a platter and serve with the lemons, onions, and warm sauce.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1028.62 Kcal (4307 kJ)
Calories from fat 344.05 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38.23g 59%
Cholesterol 1784.97mg 595%
Sodium 642.15mg 27%
Potassium 1845.71mg 39%
Total Carbs 16.12g 5%
Sugars 2.36g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1.26g 5%
Protein 137.96g 276%
Vitamin C 119.1mg 198%
Vitamin A 22.7mg 756%
Iron 38.2mg 212%
Calcium 92.6mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 117.25 Kcal (491 kJ)
Calories from fat 39.22 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.36g 59%
Cholesterol 203.47mg 595%
Sodium 73.2mg 27%
Potassium 210.39mg 39%
Total Carbs 1.84g 5%
Sugars 0.27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0.14g 5%
Protein 15.73g 276%
Vitamin C 13.6mg 198%
Vitamin A 2.6mg 756%
Iron 4.4mg 212%
Calcium 10.6mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 23.5
  • 24

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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