Sunday, December 5, 2010

herb-roasted chicken and vegetables... 1 hour 10 minutes

the goods:

1 whole chicken, rinsed and patted dry
1/2 bunch thyme
1/2 bunch parsley
2 leeks (white and light-green parts only), halved lengthwise, then crosswise, and rinsed well
3 medium carrots, cut into 3-inch lengths
1 pound small red potatoes, any large ones halved
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup dry white wine

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Season chicken inside and out with salt and pepper and place in a roasting pan. Stuff thyme and parsley in cavity. In a large bowl, toss leeks, carrots, and potatoes with oil; season with salt and pepper. Scatter vegetables around chicken, arranging potatoes at edges of pan; pour wine into pan.

Roast until chicken is golden brown and juices run clear when pierced between breast and leg, about 1 hour.

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