Provence Roast Chicken Olive Oil and Herbs de Provence
Picking wild spices in the hills while on a hike:
Spices that make Herbs de Provence are
plentiful and grow abundantly beside the trails
in parts of Provence.
Picking the fresh sprigs of rosemary and thyme
could enhance your cooking adventure and
give a special meaning to your Provence
A trip to the olive oil mill will produce a bottle of
first cold press oil, an important part of
Provence cooking. The olive oil can replace
butter and vegetable oils in all recipes and cut
down on the intake of fats.
A day of cooking Provence style means
gathering fresh vegetables, herbs, wine, and
bread from the local markets.
In the small villages, the butcher handles only
meat, the grocer vegetables and fruit, the baker
breads and pastries.
Provence Roast Chicken
Recipe with Olive Oil and
Herbs de Provence,
A Provence Culinary
Vacation inspired Roast
Fresh sprigs of rosemary and
thyme enhance a cooking
adventure and make Provence
First cold press oil is also an
important part of Provence
Provence Roast Chicken with Herbs
Provence roasted chicken starts with a three
pound roaster from the market or butcher shop.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees f or 230 c
Wash the chicken on the outside and within the
chest and thoroughly dry the outside and in.
Once dry, baste with a mix of olive oil and a
generous dusting with herbs de Provence, both
outside and in.
After stuffing the chicken (see optional stuffing
below) and trussing the legs, place the chicken in
a roasting pan and place that in the oven on the
middle rack. After 30 minutes of cooking,
reduce the heat to 350 and cook for another 30
minutes or until a metal oven thermometer
inserted in the thickest part of the breast reaches
170 f or 80 c
While the chicken is cooking, chop one medium
onion, one clove of garlic, a half cup of pitted
black olives, and a half cup of fresh basil leaves.
Have ready a half cup of veal stock and some
Provence cooking wine.(Could be a red Cote du
Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the
pan and place it on a serving platter covered to
rest for 15 minutes.
Preparing Provence Roasted Chicken with
Herbs de Provence
Remove most of the oil from the roasting pan,
leaving the juices to make a sauce. Reheat the
pan on the stove top and insert the garlic and
onion; stir to sauté. As the onion softens, add the
sauce thickens. Add the diced tomato and the
chopped olives and pour in the veal stock.
Continue to cook on medium heat until the sauce
thickens and then add the chopped basil.
Remove from the heat. As you cut and plate the
chicken, pour the sauce over it and garnish with
chopped basil. Serve with Camargue sea salt at
If you prefer not to make a bread stuffing, you can
place sprigs of rosemary, six or so cloves of
peeled garlic, a few lemon wedges, and a half
teaspoon of Herbs de Provence in the chest
cavity to add spicing to the juices.
Provence Roast Chicken with Olive
Oil and Herbs de Provence
Provence Roast Chicken Recipe with Olive Oil and Herbs de Roast
Chicken Recipe, fresh sprigs of rosemary and thyme gathered Roast
Chicken Recipe, fresh sprigs of rosemary and thyme gathered in the
local market enhance the cooking adventure in Provence
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