Portuguese Roasted Chicken

Recipe courtesy Romados
Show: Unique Eats Episode: Chicken
TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 10 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 1 hr
YIELD: 6 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1 (3-pound) whole chicken
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, divided
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Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place chicken on cutting board, breast-side down. Use a pair of poultry shears or heavy-duty kitchen scissors to cut along either side of the bird's backbone; remove. Turn the chicken over; use palms to press on breast bones to flatten the chicken. Using a sharp, heavy knife, cut the chicken between breast halves. The chicken will be in 2, flat pieces.

Place an ovenproof cooling rack on a large rimmed baking sheet. In a small bowl, mix together the lemon juice, garlic, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, and pimento paste, then rub over the chicken. Transfer the chicken to a rack, then pour 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1/2 cup wine over the chicken. Roast 30 minutes; turn the chicken over and pour the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and 1/2 cup wine over the chicken. Roast the chicken until golden, moist, and opaque throughout, about 30 minutes.

This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.

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