Roast Chicken for Les Paresseux

Roast chicken for les paresseux or roast chicken for the lazy cook, however, I think if the cook is truly lazy, the rotisserie chicken at the grocery store  would be the chicken to buy. This roast chicken for les paresseux is by far the better tasting chicken to dine on. Stuffed with a half head of garlic and some rosemary, thyme and oregano makes this roast chicken sublime. The chicken oven roasts atop thick slices of bread which come out flavorful and crisp when the chicken is fully cooked. Carrots, potatoes and whole shallots are added after the chicken has roasted for 45 minutes. The aroma wafting from my oven had my little Yorkie hanging around the kitchen hoping a piece of this delicious bird would accidentally fall on the floor.

The recipe comes from “Around My French Table”, the newest book in the line of award winning cookbooks by Dorie Greenspan. French Fridays with Dorie is a group dedicated to cooking their way through this cookbook loaded with simple, homey French food that Dorie has collected over the many years she has lived in France. Studded not only with delicious recipes, but stories of the friends she’s made and tips on the French culinary customs. If you would like to become a member of FFWD, check out the website. The group is pretty laid back, so give it a go.


  1. Sarah
    November 6, 2010 / 2:09 am

    Your chicken is lovely! I made this one this week as well, and it was SO good.

  2. Lynne
    November 6, 2010 / 11:08 am

    Sarah-thanks, yesterday was cold, so the chicken seemed to be the main dish of choice.

  3. scotbrit
    November 7, 2010 / 7:38 am

    That looks delicious! I'm doing roast chicken for lunch today and will try this.

  4. ♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥
    November 9, 2010 / 6:38 pm

    Oh we all loved this one too and ur s has been baked to perfection truly!!

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