Savory Roasted Chicken
Low Carbohydrate Recipe
Savory Roasted Chicken with tender and moist roasted chicken is topped with a delicious Prosciutto topping that includes shallots, green olives and garlic.
1 chicken, 3 to 4 pounds
Salt and pepper
1/4 pound prosciutto, diced
1/3 cup shallots, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup whole green olives, un-pitted
1/2 cup white wine
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
With a sharp heavy knife, split the chicken down the backbone and open it up. Turn it breast side up and flatten with the palm of your hand. Cut a slit in the skin at the bottom of the breast and slip the "ankles" of the chicken through the slit.
Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper, then transfer the chicken, breast side down, to a lightly oiled roasting pan. Bake for 45 minutes. While the chicken is baking, prepare and combine the prosciutto, shallots, garlic and olives.
Remove chicken from oven and transfer to a plate. Remove any accumulated fat from the roasting pan. Scatter the prosciutto mixture evenly in the roasting pan and add the white wine. Place the chicken skin side up into the pan. Bake for 45 minutes longer.
Remove chicken from pan. Carve the chicken or cut it up into serving pieces. Pour the prosciutto mixture over the chicken and serve.
Recipe makes 4 servings