Roasted Chicken with Balsamic Vinaigrette-Hunk of Meat Monday

I just love Giada De Laurentiis from the Food Network. I think her and I could be best friends. We are both Italian, we have kids the same age and both love to cook. The only difference is she had a TV show and published cookbooks. Ohh well 😉

Two weeks ago I made an amazing, but simple recipe from her Everyday Italian cookbook.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Chicken, cut into 6 pieces (I used Zweber Farms of course)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Whisk the first six ingredients together

Pour over chicken pieces. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 1 day.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roast the chicken uncovered until cooked through, about 45 minutes. Using tongs, transfer the chicken to a serving platter. Carefully pour the cooking liquid into a small, heavy saucepan and spoon off the excess oil from atop the cooking liquid. Boil until the liquid reduces by about half and thickens slightly, about 8 minutes.

Pour the sauce over the chicken. Sprinkle parsley and lemon zest over the chicken and serve.

This was fabulous!! Serve with mixed greens salad, brown rice and a cold glass of Organic Valley milk.

Hunk of Meat Mondays
Enjoy!
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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Roasted Chicken with Balsamic Vinaigrette-Hunk of Meat Monday

  1. haha; I love her too!! Giada at Home is a series my DVR always has in it. This sounds delicious and like a definite must try.

  2. Emily! I made this tonight. Not enough garlic! Too much acid. I had the girls mincing garlic and wisking. Definitely use a very fine mince on the garlic or you will not get any garlic flavor out of it. It was good, and I can see it being a once in 6 months recipe when everything else is getting boring. But, what do I know, perhaps I am not refined enough?

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