Roast Provencal Chicken
Roast Provencal Chicken is such an easy, classic French chicken recipe. The Herbs de Provence with its touch of lavender adds the right flavor you find across the Provence region of France. We blend our Herbs de Provence with the herbs found in the Provence region. The result is a roasted chicken that is magnifique.
We Roast Provencal Chicken at home several ways…in the oven, on a rotisserie spit outdoors, or grilled indirectly on the grill. The taste is the same. Only the cooking method is different.
To complete the dinner, all you need are some roasted or sauteed vegetables. We will serve with a rice side dish as well. Depends on French you want the result. Any way you serve it, the result will be delicious.
¼ Cup Olive Oil
2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
¼ Cup Herbs de Provence
1 Tablespoon Sea Salt
½ Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 Whole Chicken, about 3 to 4 pounds
Lemon Wedges (for serving)
Preheat oven to 475°F. In a small mixing bowl, add the olive oil, garlic, Herb de Provence, salt, and black pepper pepper. Rub the mixture the inside and outside of the chicken. Transfer the chicken onto and a wire rack set inside a roasting pan. Place the roasting pan on the middle rack of the oven.
Roast chicken about 25 to 30 minute, until the skin begins to brown. Reduce the temperature to 350°F. Roast another 25 to 30 minutes until an thermometer inserted into thigh registers 165°F. Remove from the oven and let rest 10 minutes before carving. Serve with lemon wedges.
Adding a side dish or roasted potatoes, carrots or other root vegetable and you have a true, classic French dinner.