Last week I posted on my Facebook page that I was making Roast Chicken Les Paresseux. My cousin's daughter responded by saying, " Les Paresseux...what is that? Because in French that means the lazy, like a lazy person. LOL" She was right this is the perfect recipe for somebody who wants a great meal but is feeling lazy! Lazy people benefit from this delicious dish. You put the chicken the oven, wait the designated time and take it out. How easy is that?
The chicken is cooked at a very high heat (450°). One would think that the chicken would burn but, no, it does not! You place the chicken on a thick slice of bread and pour a bit of wine on the bottom of the pan. Dorie suggests keeping the piece of bread to one's self. I shared...grudingly. Yes, I know that every calorie that was in the pan was in my bite of the bread...was it worth it, oh, yes!
I must admit that my pictures are not the best...but we had company...how do you keep company waiting while you try to take a picture? Who has mastered that one?
What the chicken lacks in beauty...it makes up for in flavor! This was delicious and a keeper!
I am participating in French Fridays with Dorie. We are cooking our way through her new cookbook, Around My French Table. If you love to cook, you may wish to add this book to your Christmas list...or your "just because" list. It is well worth it.