I'm not exactly sure how Nora does it, but here's my version. You will need...
- A whole chicken - for 2 people, I buy a 4-5 lb bird.
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup white wine (I use the cheap stuff)
- 4-6 whole garlic cloves, peeled
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 lemon, quartered
- 1/2 stick butter, melted
- Salt & Pepper
Put the chicken in the oven and roast for about an hour, until the skin is brown and crispy. You want to baste it about every 15-20 minutes. At the 30 minute mark, I tossed some fresh green beans in the pan to cook.
Mmm...so crispy and juicy and good! I'll take chicken like this over a grilled chicken breast any day. Sure, it takes a little longer, but it really is so much tastier. If you want a thicker sauce to serve with the chicken, simmer the juices from the roasting pan on the stove over medium heat until it reduces into a nice sauce.
I also made these whipped potatoes, to go with the chicken. I basically boiled two potatoes, mashed them down a bit and added some light sour cream, green onion & chive flavored cream cheese, a little bit of butter, salt, and pepper...and then beat them with a hand mixer. Pretty tasty!
And there you have it...a favorite Sunday meal for the Janisse crew. And for Nora Walker and her crew. Oh yeah, be sure to enjoy with a nice glass of Ojai white :) Don't get it? Watch the show!