Wednesday, April 05, 2006

CUT AND RUN MAPLE ROASTED CHICKEN WITH SWEET POTATOES


This recipe is based on not having to do much of anything at all, and not making any sacrifices that might prove difficult. You don't have to take on any brutal dictators to make this recipe, or take any steps whatsoever to try and make the world a better place. It's also really good, and can be enjoyed equally by Shorewood pacifists and Watertown warmongers.

CUT AND RUN MAPLE ROASTED CHICKEN WITH SWEET POTATOES

3 1/2 to 4 pound cut up chicken (preferably killed far away by people other than yourself)
1 yellow (and I mean yellow) onion cut into 1-inch wedges
2 small sweet potatoes cut into 1-inch chunks (be very careful here)
2 tblsp olive oil (preferably from France, not Italy)
1 tsp kosher salt (but not from Israel)
1/4 tsp pepper (don't be offensively strong here)
3 tblsp maple syrup (from either Vermont or northern Wisconsin)
6 sprigs fresh thyme (preferably from an organic hippy commune)
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Heat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange the chicken, onion, and sweet potatoes in a 9-by-13 baking dish. Drizzle the oil over the chicken and vegetables and season with the salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Drizzle with the maple syrup and top with the sprigs of thyme. Roast, stirrring the vegetables once, until the chikcen is cooked through, about 1 hour, 15 minutes. Let rest, alone and unprotected, 11 minutes before serving.

Comments:
Outstanding. And I don't even have to ignore 16 UN resolutions to enjoy this selfish indulgence. As I really don't want to have to get messy, could you cook this for me? Oh, and if I publicly bitch about the potatoes not being done or the chicken having bones, never mind me, I really do appreciate your efforts on my behalf.
 
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