Roast Chicken with Mustard-Thyme Sauce and Green Salad with Olives Recipe

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Roast Chicken with Mustard-Thyme Sauce and Green Salad with Olives
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  1. Bring 10 1/2 cups water, coarse salt, honey, lemon juice, lemon peel, bay leaf, and thyme sprigs to boil in large pot. Cool slightly, then refrigerate brine until cold. Place chicken in very large resealable plastic bag; add brine and seal. Refrigerate chicken 6 hours.
  2. Drain chicken from brine; rinse and pat dry. Place chicken on plate. Let stand uncovered in refrigerator at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Place chicken on rack in roasting pan. Roast chicken 20 minutes; add 1 cup broth to roasting pan. Roast chicken 20 minutes longer; add 1 cup broth to roasting pan. Roast chicken until thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh registers 170°F, about 45 minutes. Let chicken rest 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, pour juices from roasting pan into 2-cup measuring cup. Add more broth if needed to equal 2 cups. Simmer butter in medium saucepan over medium heat until beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Add flour; stir 1 minute. Whisk in broth mixture; bring to boil. Stir in mustard and 1 teaspoon thyme leaves. Season sauce with salt and pepper.
  5. Slice chicken. Divide chicken among plates. Drizzle with sauce and serve Green Salad with Olives alongside.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1199.6 Kcal (5022 kJ)
Calories from fat 734.37 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 81.6g 126%
Cholesterol 468.3mg 156%
Sodium 7836.44mg 327%
Potassium 984.66mg 21%
Total Carbs 15.31g 5%
Sugars 13.14g 53%
Dietary Fiber 0.32g 1%
Protein 93.38g 187%
Vitamin C 18.8mg 31%
Iron 5.2mg 29%
Calcium 122mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 91.11 Kcal (381 kJ)
Calories from fat 55.77 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.2g 126%
Cholesterol 35.57mg 156%
Sodium 595.16mg 327%
Potassium 74.78mg 21%
Total Carbs 1.16g 5%
Sugars 1g 53%
Dietary Fiber 0.02g 1%
Protein 7.09g 187%
Vitamin C 1.4mg 31%
Iron 0.4mg 29%
Calcium 9.3mg 12%

* 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

  • 30.7
  • 31

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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