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Note: The Chickens average 3.25lbs and will likely feed 3 adults.
A Roasted Chicken distinguishes mediocre restaurants from the great ones. While not a complicated dish, there is no excuse for anything less than flawless execution and that is not always the case. The three elements are sourcing a quality chicken, proper preparation, and cooking technique.
We will start off with our Free Range Amish-Raised Chickens, which have great flavor and are wonderfully moist. We will brine overnight, rub garlic and herbs in the cavity, truss, and put compound butter under its skin. The bird goes into the oven at 475 for 30 min and then cut to 400 for about an hour (you will need your roasting thermometer - we have them if you need one, so let us know). The result is crisp skin on the outside and moist on the inside.
As for the root vegetables, we have all of our favorites represented: Carrots, Rutabagas, Turnips, Celery Root, and Potatoes. To which, we will include leeks and shallots. The Velouté will be already made and simply needs to be reheated (okay, it is just a fancy French word for gravy….One of Escoffier's 5 mother sauces, it is simply a white roux with chicken stock….but it makes us sound sophisticated!).
We realize that the cooking time is much longer than normal, but the bird simply goes on top of the “Nest” of root vegetables and that is about it. This meal will last through the weekend, so is a simple and easy way to feed the out of town guests.
Time to Cook: 1 Hour & 30 min.
Cook by Day: Monday *Let us know at checkout if you are not cooking on the day of delivery and certain items will be left unprepared.
Items included (serves 2):
Free Range Amish-Raised Chicken
Leeks & Shallots
*Menu items subject to slight variation based on the availability of fresh ingredients; Picture is not necessarily representative of final dish
Meal Contains (including add-ons): Milk. We store, portion, and package various meal kits containing all eight (8) major allergens (milk, wheat, egg, soy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts) and cannot guarantee that cross-contamination will not occur between kits.
Add-on Checkout Items:
Double the Protein
Italian Frisée Salad with Sauce Gribiche