Stella’s Lavender Roasted Chicken La Provence


Oh Provence, how I love thee! Each time I visit your beautiful countryside I’m always inspired. Lavender abounds in this area making use for my favorite spice: Herbes de Provence.

Dean & Deluca carries a nice blend.

Stella’s Lavender Roasted Chicken

Provence Roasted Chicken

Ingredients

  1. 1 Whole Organic Chicken
  2. 1 Cup Dry White Wine
  3. 1 Tablespoon Butter
  4. 3 Tablespoons Herbes de Provence
  5. (Optional) 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lavender
  6. 1 Garlic Clove Crushed
  7. 2 Shallots Chopped Thin
  8. Fingerling Potatoes

Directions

Dress the chicken by rubbing crushed garlic around the flesh & gently glaze with olive oil.

Place in a roasting dish (Le Crueset is my favorite). Add the spices into a bowel with the butter, embedding the spices into the butter.

Gently stuff the chicken with the butter mixture and around the exterior. I like to add fresh thyme and lavender inside the bird as well.

Add the potatoes and shallots around the chicken, mixing 1 cup of white wine.

Finally, spice with a generous amount of sea salt and pepper.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 1 hour(s) 15 minute(s)

Diet tags: Reduced carbohydrate, High protein, Gluten free

Number of servings (yield): 6

Culinary tradition: Irish

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P.S., my favorite chickens to purchase are those that are pasture raised and air chilled, like Mary’s California Bronze Chicken