Tom's Roasted Chicken With Wilted Salad Greens Recipe

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Tom's Roasted Chicken With Wilted Salad Greens
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  1. Process first 5 ingredients in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Set aside.
  2. Remove and discard giblets from chicken cavity; rinse with cold water, and pat dry. Squeeze juice from 1 lemon half evenly over chicken; rub well with squeezed half. Repeat procedure with remaining lemon half for inside cavity. Reserve lemon halves.
  3. Loosen and lift skin from chicken breasts with fingers; spread pecan mixture evenly underneath. Carefully replace skin. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper evenly on skin; rub into skin. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper inside cavity; rub into cavity. Place bacon slices evenly over skin of chicken breasts. Insert garlic cloves and reserved lemon halves in cavity of chicken. Place chicken, breast side up, in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet.
  4. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375°, and bake 55 to 60 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into chicken thigh registers 175°. Remove from oven, and let stand at room temperature until thermometer registers 180°.
  5. Place 3 tomato slices in center of each of 4 large serving plates; top each evenly with Wilted Salad Greens. Cut chicken into pieces, cutting breasts into slices. Divide dark meat and breast meat evenly among servings, placing on top of greens on each plate; spoon about 1 tablespoon drippings from skillet over chicken on each plate.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1476.76 Kcal (6183 kJ)
Calories from fat 873.73 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 97.08g 149%
Cholesterol 1252.27mg 417%
Sodium 4017.12mg 167%
Potassium 1619.88mg 34%
Total Carbs 37.42g 12%
Sugars 15.05g 60%
Dietary Fiber 4.54g 18%
Protein 106.56g 213%
Vitamin C 144.1mg 240%
Vitamin A 14.2mg 472%
Iron 24.4mg 135%
Calcium 171.9mg 17%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 177.49 Kcal (743 kJ)
Calories from fat 105.01 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.67g 149%
Cholesterol 150.51mg 417%
Sodium 482.8mg 167%
Potassium 194.69mg 34%
Total Carbs 4.5g 12%
Sugars 1.81g 60%
Dietary Fiber 0.55g 18%
Protein 12.81g 213%
Vitamin C 17.3mg 240%
Vitamin A 1.7mg 472%
Iron 2.9mg 135%
Calcium 20.7mg 17%

* 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

  • 36.8
  • 38

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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