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 Herbes de Provence Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Garlic and Fennel-Stewed Lentils

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Recipe

This is an homage to peasant, provençal cooking. Luckily herbes de Provence, the classic mixture of herbs indigenous to southern France, can be found right on your supermarket shelf. The most distinctive part of the mixture is the inclusion of lavender buds, which add a beautiful perfume to the roasted chicken. The fennel lentils are a perfect complement. Make sure you get the small green lentils, though, because the larger varieties cook slightly differently.

Yield: Serves 6

Ingredients

For the chicken:

  • 1 (3- to 4-pound) roasting chicken
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup herbes de Provence
  • 1 lemon, cut into eighths
  • 8 garlic cloves, smashed

For the lentils:

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • ½ pound carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 small fennel bulb (½ to ¾ pound), bottom and core removed and thinly sliced
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1½ cups small green lentils
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Season the chicken generously with salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle generously with olive oil. Scatter the herbs over the chicken and use your hands to rub them all over.

Stuff most of the lemon and garlic into the cavity of the chicken. Scatter the rest over the top and press into the chicken so they don’t fall off during the cooking process.

Roast 1 hour 10 minutes for a 3-pound chicken, 1 hour 20 minutes for a 4-pound chicken.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.

Sauté the onion and carrots until the onion starts to soften. Add the fennel and sauté until fennel starts to soften.

Add the stock and bay leaves and bring to a vigorous simmer.

Add the lentils, bring back to a simmer, cover, and cook 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


© 2006 David Lieberman
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information includes 1/8 teaspoon of added salt per serving, 1 tablespoon of olive oil to drizzle on the chicken, and is based on using a 3 pound chicken.

616kcal (31%)
135mg (13%)
29mg (48%)
376mcg RAE (13%)
1187mg
107mg
42g
4g
19g
43g
104mg (35%)
475mg (20%)
7g (35%)
32g (49%)
8mg (44%)
 

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