Sunday, October 7, 2012

Roast Chicken with Yams, Oranges, & Blue Moon: Plus a Giveaway!



The crispy, well-seasoned skin of a roast chicken is one of life's finer things. And that smell...Lord, don't even get me started on that smell. Savory and piquant, a smell that reminds me of my mother's giddy laugh and the sensation of hot air gushing out over the cold ceramic tiles of my parents' kitchen every time I'd open the oven door for an extra-intense sniff. I usually talk to my mother every day on the phone for at least 15 minutes, but she and my Dad have gone on a much-awaited, very well-deserved trip to Greece for the first time in over 24 years (since I was baptized there as a wee little lass!) and the sudden drop off in constant communication with her has left me wanting Mom-foods, specifically roast chicken. Luckily, at around the time my parents left, the folks at BigKitchen.com offered to send me a beautiful Revol Grands Classiques Porcelain Poultry Roaster. Made in France, Revol porcelain is one of the highest quality culinary-grade porcelains in the world and they've been making their porcelain wares since 1789! That is at the height of the French Revolution, people! (<-history geek outpouring). The spout-head and handle-tail make the adorable design of this pan also incredibly functional. There was no slip on my grip when I was carrying the precariously hot pan from the oven over to the food staging area (aka my desk) with plain fabric oven mitts on. And the best news of all? The very kind people over at BigKitchen.com have offered to giveaway a Revol Grands Classiques Porcelain Poultry Roaster to one of you as well!! YAYYY!!!


To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below about your favorite chicken dish. For extra entries, you can:


If you already do any of those things, just leave a separate comment on this post saying you do. The deadline for entries is 11:59 pm PST October 14th, and the winner will be announced October 15th. Only open to United States residents.

*Disclaimer* BigKitchen.com sent me this roasting pan to use as a part of the giveaway. All opinions expressed in this piece are entirely my own.



Ingredients:

1 Medium-Sized Chicken, innards removed
Juice From 1 Orange
1 Yam, peeled & cut into roughly 2-inch chunks
1 Orange, cut into 8 slices
1 Bottle Blue Moon Wheat Beer
2 Springs Fresh Rosemary, whole
1/2 of a Sweet Onion, diced
1/4 Cup Butter (solid), plus 3 tablespoons (melted)
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Honey
2 Teaspoons Fresh Rosemary, diced
1 Teaspoon Freshly Grated Orange Zest
1 and 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
3/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, 3 tablespoons of melted butter, and honey. Pour half the mixture in a chicken-sized roasting pan and toss with the yams, onions, orange slices, 1 teaspoon of the diced rosemary, 1/2 teaspoon of the orange zest, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Set aside.


Rub down the chicken with the remaining olive oil mixture, inside and out. Then rub the remaining diced rosemary, orange zest, salt, and pepper onto the chicken, inside and out. Place the chicken in the roasting pan and arrange the vegetable and fruit slices around the chicken. Place two of the orange slices, the 1/4 cup piece of butter, and the 2 sprigs of rosemary inside the bird. Pour the Blue Moon and orange juice around the bird over the fruits and vegetables, but not over the bird since it would wash off the spices.


Place the roasting pan in the oven and cook for 1 and 1/4 to 1 and 1/2 hours, basting the bird with the juices every 20 minutes or so. Remove from the oven and allow the chicken to rest for 15 minutes before carving and serving.





115 comments:

  1. omg, this looks so delicious!
    good looking and tempting too!

    i love your food photography as well.

    glad to have found you.

    I love your blog!!

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  2. I love my moms chicken soup!

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  3. Wow, that's a gorgeous roast chicken! Definitely a must-try.

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  4. I love chicken, and have a million favorites. Lately it has been chicken tikka masala to eat, and chicken noodle soup to make!

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  7. My favorite chicken dish is a perfectly roasted chicken stuffed with lemons and rosemary.

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  8. Butter chicken has to be my favorite chicken dish! Never cooked a whole chicken before, but yours looks so inviting!

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  10. This is such a beautiful recipe and the baking dish is just as gorgeous. My favorite chicken dish is Sweet and Spicy Asian Drumsticks. But I have a feeling this Roast Chicken with Yans and Oranges might become my new favorite after I try. :)

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  11. This is gorgeous and I have never wanted to roast a chicken so badly in all my life. I love your photography, too! Lots of talent here. ;)

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  12. My favorite chicken dish -- crispy roasted chicken with homemade five spice.

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  14. My favorite Chicken dish is baked Chicken & Potatoes. Sliced potatoes mixed with olive oil, salt, pepper, allspice and cumin on the bottom on a casserole dish. A whole chicken, cut into pieces, spiced with the same seasonings,placed on top of the potatoes, skin side down. One white onion sliced over the chicken. 1/4 cup water into the bottom of the dish. Cover with foil and bake for 1.5 hours. So easy and so delicious.

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  15. My favorite chicken dish by far is my great-grandmother's recipe for Chicken piccata. It is such an easy dish to whip up for dinner parties, and it is so savory!

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  16. I am finally following you on Pinterest!

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  17. This recipe looks delicious - that ceramic is so incredible - viva la France!

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  18. My favorite is the one you did but I always use lemon, will switch to orange foe a twist!
    Also I do it with sweet potatoes and potatoes.
    The ceramic roaster is beautiful!

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  19. I already follow you on Pinterest (Andrea Celesia)

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  20. Could you imagine pouring the juices created in this ceramic roaster from a Chicken, Lemon, Oregano and Garlic dinner? Throwing some potatoes in half way. Oh my, I think my kids would be hovering around my oven too!

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  21. Could you imagine pouring the juices created in this ceramic roaster from a Chicken, Lemon, Oregano and Garlic dinner? Throwing some potatoes in half way. Oh my, I think my kids would be hovering around my oven too!

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  22. That dish looks amazing. My favorite chicken dish is chicken enchiladas made with a green chile sauce, sour cream, cilantro and lots of cheese. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. Girl, I already follow you everywhere, and this is making me want to unhook my smoke detectors and roast a chicken ASAP. That's probably my favorite chicken-y thing to eat, next to the fish sauce wings at Manao. (OM NOM NOM.)

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  27. My favorite chicken dish is a chicken sprinkled with salt and roasted and sprinkled with fresh thyme just before it comes out of the oven.

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  28. I follow you on Pinterest. After roast chicken my favorite dish is chicken pot pie.

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  29. Following you on Pinterest now - could be dangerous and up my Pinning time!

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  30. And following now on Facebook! As for favourite chicken dish - avogolemono soup fights with a bbq sauce heavy simple grilled breast for my taste buds.

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  31. And I'm asking my friends opinion of the roaster on FB with linky link back - my honey thinks it is silly but I think a chicken roaster is awesome!

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  32. I'm with you. Roast chicken and I'm mad for revol. GREG

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  33. roast chicken with hummus crust!

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  34. My favorite chicken dish is chicken with lemon and capers, yum!

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  37. this looks DElicious. and like nothing I have made before. I am putting this on the meal list.
    My favorite chicken up until now was a whole roast chicken with lemon and butter and shallots stuffed under the skin roasted on top of halved red onions! It's Lucinda Scala Quinn's recipe! I'm such a sucker for a great roast chicken.

    I also had one at a restaurant called Poole's Diner here in Raleigh and it was the simplest most bland looking plate of roast chicken over mashed potatoes with a jus, it looked so plain...and it was the most magnificent flavorful thing. not an herb in sight. my mind was blown.

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  38. What a beautiful chicken! I can only imagine what your kitchen smelled like! And the roaster is stunning :)

    I love a simple roast chicken stuffed with lemon and thyme and lots of fresh cracked pepper :) 40 clove garlic chicken is also amazing!

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  41. Loving this giveaway - what a cute roaster! My favorite chicken recipe is Thomas Keller's roasted chicken...simple but SO tasty!

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  42. Love, love, love an herby chicken pot pie.....especially in the Fall!

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  50. Beautiful! My favorite way to eat chicken has to be roasted. I like the remove the backbone and roast it flat, but would easily go back to use that cute roasting pan.

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  51. Oh my, that looks SO good. . .we have many favorite chicken recipes. It's such a deliciously adaptable bird! Must say, though, that I make Chicken Pot Pie regularly when Autumn rolls in. Yummmmm.

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  53. this looks amazing...can't wait to try it! I've been on the look out for a new favorite roast chicken recipe

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  55. Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic!

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  56. I love just roasting a chicken and using the leftovers for chicken noodle soup!

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  58. This was delicious! I just made it for dinner after coming across it on tastespotting.com. I used skin-on, bone-in chicken breasts with ribs that we had around (about 3 pounds of meat), and I had tangerines instead of oranges and used generous amounts of dried rosemary.

    We echoed the flavors in a salad with tangerine vinaigrette and homemade rosemary croutons, and the meal was perfect with more Blue Moon Belgian White to drink. Thank you for the inspiration!

    This is my favorite chicken dish that I've made recently. My favorite ever: my little sister's chicken cordon bleu.

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    1. Oh my goodness, that sounds like such a wonderful meal! I have never tried making croutons before, but rosemary seasoned ones would be delightful :) I am so happy you enjoyed it and that it inspired your delicious salad!

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  59. I'm truly partial to a simple roast chicken. Seasoned with salt and pepper, on a bed of (and stuffed with) fresh rosemary and thyme from the garden. mmmm.

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  60. My favorite chicken dish would probably have to be grilled chicken breast marinated in mojo :)

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  62. ooooh this is really the only way I like chicken and now you've incorporated my favorite beer. YESSS!

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  69. Not being the cook you are....my favorite chicken recipe is the rotissere chickens at Costco!

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  76. Days before our first Christmas together as newly-weds, my husband and I had just moved into a new house in a new town. Far away from our friends and family, we still wanted Christmas to be festive so we planned an elaborate meal including a roasted chicken with orange dish we found in some obscure french cook book we found in a used book store.

    On Christmas Eve was furiously cooking away in our new kitchen, while my husband and movers unloaded our furniture, assembled bedframes and bookcases and tried to make some semblance of a home. The situation was both uncharacteristically domestic and absurd: flour and egg shells littering the countertops, the sound of drilling and hammering, a sink piled high with dishes, and each of us covered in the grim of our tasks -- flour and sawdust respectively. As if the domestic chaos wasn't enough, the kitchen suddnely filled with the black smoke of a burning bird. Not knowing the kitchen very well at all, the settings on the stove were too high, and out of the smoke I pulled a blackened bird, and the ruined roasting pan we received from my family as a house warming gift. Dinner that Christmas consisted of a chinese food set on a blanket in our empty dining room, surrounded not by a Christmas tree or twinkling lights, but the half-built, half-unpacked contents of our home.

    We've moved 5 times since then, and celebrate every Christmas in a more humble, simple dinner. This year, we look forward to trying your dish.

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  77. @alivelyvariety: "A perfect weekend to make this: http://www.adventures-in-cooking.com/2012/10/roast-chicken-with-yams-oranges-blue.html" @emkosmas

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  79. Why do my roast chickens never look like this???? My favorite chicken dish is Roast Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes
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  83. Oh wow... your roasted chicken made my mouth watered! It looks absolutely delicious. And I love that chicken dish you put it in! It's so cute! :)

    Amazing photos too I might add!

    xo - Sheila

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  84. I am now following you on Pinterest too! Love your recipes! I have just put together the vanilla and am anticipating using it in many recipes! Thanks you!

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  85. I am now following you on Pinterest too! Love your recipes! I just made the vanilla and am looking forward to using it in many recipes.

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