Special Sunday Roast Chicken
Makes 4 to 6 servings
Roasted root vegetables and spicy greens complete the meal.
1 12 ounce unpeeled russet potato, well scrubbed, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 12-ounce yam (red-skinned sweet potato), peeled, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
2 large carrots, peeled, halved lengthwise, cut crosswise into 1 1/2-inch pieces
3 medium parsnips, peeled, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 4-pound organic chicken
1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
8 cups coarsely torn red or green mustard greens
1 shallot, minced
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup water
Toss first 5 ingredients in large roasting pan. Mix butter, sage, and garlic
in small bowl. Place chicken in center of vegetables. Using fingertips,
loosen skin from breast. Spread 1 tablespoon sage butter under skin. Rub 1
tablespoon sage butter over entire chicken. Dot vegetables with remaining
sage butter. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon salt over vegetables and chicken. DO AHEAD:
Can be made 4 hours ahead. Cover and chill.
Preheat oven to 400°F. Roast chicken and vegetables 15 minutes. Reduce oven
temperature to 375°F; continue roasting until instant-read thermometer
inserted into chicken thigh registers 165°F and vegetables are tender,
stirring vegetables once, about 1 hour.
Place greens and shallot on large deep platter. Spoon 3 tablespoons fat from
juices in pan and drizzle over greens; toss to coat. Season with salt and
pepper. Using slotted spoon, transfer roasted vegetables to platter, placing
atop greens. Tilt chicken, allowing juices to flow from cavity into pan.
Transfer chicken to work surface. Cut into serving pieces and arrange with
vegetables atop greens.
Add wine and 1/4 cup water to roasting pan. Bring to boil over medium-high
heat, stirring to scrape up browned bits. Simmer until slightly reduced,
about 3 minutes. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to
small pitcher. Serve chicken, passing pan juices alongside.