Paul Fleming's Famous Roasted Thyme Chicken

Paul Fleming’s Famous Roasted Thyme Chicken

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Paul Fleming’s Famous Roasted Thyme Chicken

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Paul Fleming’s Famous Roasted Thyme Chicken

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Paul Fleming’s Famous Roasted Thyme Chicken

Paul Fleming’s Famous Roasted Thyme Chicken
 
Paul Fleming’s Famous Roasted Thyme Chicken
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Ingredients
  • 1 or 2 (3-4 lb.) whole fryers, insides removed, washed and patted dry with paper towels
  • Kosher salt
  • 6-8 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • Canola oil

Instructions
  1. Remove anything inside cavity of bird.
  2. Rinse and wipe dry with paper towels.
  3. Take kosher salt and spread all over the inside and outside of bird.
  4. With kitchen twine, tie the legs together.
  5. Preheat oven 450.
  6. Take canola oil and drizzle a little in bottom of a large black cast iron skillet.
  7. With a paper towel, spread the canola oil all over the bottom and sides of skillet.
  8. Place skillet over high heat.
  9. When skillet is very hot, place the bird breast side up.
  10. Sear for 5 minutes. YOU WILL NOT FLIP BIRD AND SEAR OTHER SIDES, JUST THE ONE SIDE. Cut heat off.
  11. Place the skillet in the hot 450 oven for 55 minutes.
  12. After 55 minutes, remove skillet from oven and place the fresh thyme sprigs around the birds in skillet and place a few on top of birds. Let the birds rest for 10-15 minutes.
  13. Remove birds from skillet to carving board and cut into pieces.
  14. In the skillet, remove the sprigs and you can use the drippings to pour over the carved chickens.

Notes
*****Once my chickens were a little large, so I cooked them an extra 10-12 minutes in the oven and it was fine. This chicken is so moist. You will not believe the flavor and how juicy it is. I also had a little white wine and deglazed the pan to add to the pan juices. You can also use the pan juices to pour over mashed potatoes which can be a side dish. Delicious, PEOPLE!

 

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