Friday, November 12, 2010

Roast Chicken for Les Paresseux

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.

15 comments:

  1. Looks delicious. I still have not purchased that book. I should put out some hints for Christmas.

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  2. I had rad about this chicken in Doro'e book and was planning on trying it. Thanks for the push!!!

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  3. I just posted this too! What a yummy moist chicken and EASY for us "lazy people" lol

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  4. Roasted chickens are my weakness...mmmmmm

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  5. Looks beautifully delicious! Great photo.

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  6. We roast chickens at least once a week - can't wait to try this! I've never heard of the method before but it looks crispy and delicious!

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  7. My family loves roast chicken. This looks great, thanks for sharing.

    Plan B

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  8. Your chicken looks great and your photos are wonderful. I think you balanced making your guests wait with getting some great shots!

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  9. Im glad you all enjoyed the chicken! I made it last week and my family loved it too! I like your pictures, your chicken looks so moist!
    I made the PG this week..come check it out!

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  10. Looks delicious! Would really love to get this book!

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  11. That looks wonderful, Kate. The simplest things are always the best and this recipe is fool-proof.
    Taking photos while the family waits is one of a bloggers most annoying traits, but what can you do??

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  12. Moi aussi, je suis parasseuse! This chicken looks like just the thing. How long do you cook it?

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