Roast Chicken with Pears, Shallots, and Walnuts Recipe

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  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Remove and discard giblets and neck from chicken. Place 2 crushed garlic cloves, rosemary sprigs, and lemon in body cavity. Combine chopped rosemary, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and olive oil. Starting at neck cavity, loosen skin from breast and drumsticks by inserting fingers, gently pushing between skin and meat. Rub oil mixture under skin. Lift wing tips up and over back; tuck under chicken. Tie legs together with twine. Place chicken, breast side up, in a roasting pan.
  3. Bake at 425° for 25 minutes. Arrange shallots and pears around chicken. Add broth to pan; baste chicken. Bake 30 minutes. Stir pears and shallots; baste chicken. Add walnuts to pan. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the meaty part of thigh registers 165°. Let stand 20 minutes.
  4. Place a zip-top plastic bag inside a 2-cup glass measure. Pour drippings from pan into bag; add 1/2 cup water. Let stand 2 minutes (fat will rise to the top). Seal bag; carefully snip off 1 bottom corner of bag. Drain drippings into measuring cup, stopping before fat layer reaches opening; discard remaining fat. Return drippings to pan, and cook over medium heat, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, vinegar, honey, juice, and 1 minced garlic clove; cook until reduced to 1/2 cup (about 4 minutes). Remove from heat; stir in walnut oil.
  5. Remove skin from chicken; discard skin. Carve chicken; arrange chicken and pear mixture on a platter. Serve with sauce.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 317.43 Kcal (1329 kJ)
Calories from fat 82.24 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.14g 14%
Cholesterol 178.38mg 59%
Sodium 501.01mg 21%
Potassium 740.08mg 16%
Total Carbs 41.58g 14%
Sugars 24.27g 97%
Dietary Fiber 6.7g 27%
Protein 20.35g 41%
Vitamin C 29.2mg 49%
Vitamin A 2.3mg 76%
Iron 5.6mg 31%
Calcium 83.2mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 90.37 Kcal (378 kJ)
Calories from fat 23.41 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.6g 14%
Cholesterol 50.78mg 59%
Sodium 142.64mg 21%
Potassium 210.7mg 16%
Total Carbs 11.84g 14%
Sugars 6.91g 97%
Dietary Fiber 1.91g 27%
Protein 5.79g 41%
Vitamin C 8.3mg 49%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 76%
Iron 1.6mg 31%
Calcium 23.7mg 8%

* 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

  • 6.3
  • 8

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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