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Slow-Roasted Carrot Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken (4-6 pounds)

  • 1 Tbs salt

  • 1 head garlic, separated into cloves and peeled

  • 1 bunch thyme, parsley or dill (you can also try using a combination of all 3)

  • 10-12 carrots, peeled and sliced

  • 2 cups white wine or chicken stock

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 280F.

  2. Rinse chicken and rub liberally with salt, inside and out. Stuff body cavity with garlic and bunched herbs and place in a roasting pan.

  3. Combine minced herbs, sliced carrots, and wine or stock in a mixing bowl and gently pour around the outside of the chicken.

  4. Cook until internal temperature of the chicken rises to 150F, about 3 hours.

  5. Turn temperature up to 400F and cook until internal temperature of the chicken rises to 165F and the carrots are tender, about 20 minutes.

  6. Remove from oven and allow chicken to rest for 20 minutes before carving. Spoon juices over carrots and chicken to serve.

Herb Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef

  • 1 egg

  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese or other hard cheese, grated

  • 3 Tbs fresh chopped sage

  • 3 Tbs fresh chopped mint

  • 3 tsp fresh thyme

  • 2 tsp sea salt

  • black pepper

  • Dash of hot sauce (optional)

  • Grapeseed or sunflower oil

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients well.

  2. Form 20 golf-sized balls and lay them on a plate or pan.

  3. In a shallow pan, heat the oil on medium-high until it sizzles. Lower the heat and cook the meatballs in two batches, about 7-9 minutes each, turning them once in a while to cook on all sides.

  4. Set aside on a plate and repeat.

  5. Serve with the maple drizzle and some sea salt flakes.