Roasted Chicken and Potatoes (Melissa d'Arabian) Recipe

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  1. Allow the chicken to rest at room temperature for 30 to 60 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  3. In a small bowl or mini prep, mix together the butter with the rosemary, thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels, then rub the chicken all over with 3 tablespoons of the herbed butter. Cook's Note: Make sure chicken is dry. Slide some of the butter underneath the breast skin. Tie the chicken legs together with kitchen string.
  4. In a small roasting pan, pour in the white wine and place the chicken breast side down. Roast for 15 minutes. In a medium bowl, season the potatoes with salt, and pepper and drizzle with oil to coat. Remove the roasting pan from the oven. Remove the chicken to a plate turning it breast-side up. Brush the rest of the herbed butter on top of the chicken. Add the potatoes to the bottom of the pan and place the chicken on top.
  5. Lower the oven temperature to 325 degrees F, and return the chicken to the oven to finish roasting until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the inner thigh, not touching the bone, reaches 160 degrees F, about 1 hour more. Once done, remove the chicken to a carving board and let rest 10 minutes before carving. Remove the potatoes to a serving bowl.
  6. Return the roasting pan to the stovetop over high heat. Deglaze the pan with the lemon juice, scraping up the bits stuck to the bottom of the pan.
  7. To serve: Place slices of chicken on plate with potatoes and drizzle the pan sauce over both.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2750.04 Kcal (11514 kJ)
Calories from fat 1299.26 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 144.36g 222%
Cholesterol 329.12mg 110%
Sodium 18874.43mg 786%
Potassium 2669.97mg 57%
Total Carbs 309.98g 103%
Sugars 2g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3.7g 15%
Protein 54.56g 109%
Vitamin C 22.2mg 37%
Vitamin A 1.1mg 38%
Iron 6.5mg 36%
Calcium 717.8mg 72%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 354.32 Kcal (1483 kJ)
Calories from fat 167.4 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.6g 222%
Cholesterol 42.4mg 110%
Sodium 2431.84mg 786%
Potassium 344.01mg 57%
Total Carbs 39.94g 103%
Sugars 0.26g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0.48g 15%
Protein 7.03g 109%
Vitamin C 2.9mg 37%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 38%
Iron 0.8mg 36%
Calcium 92.5mg 72%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 66.3
  • 75

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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