Clay pot chicken & vegetables in herbs & wine

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
10 \N Cloves Garlic
3 \N Sprigs Thyme
3 \N Sprigs Rosemary
1 \N Whole Chicken -- 5-6 Pounds
1½ cup Dry Red Wine
3 slices Bacon -- Diced
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Pepper
1 pounds Red Potatoes -- Small And
\N \N Halved
12 ounces Baby Carrots -- 2 Cups
8 ounces Celery Root -- 1 Inch
\N \N Chunks
8 ounces Boiling Onions -- Small
1 tablespoon Margarine -- Melted
8 ounces Mushrooms -- 2 Cups
1 tablespoon Cornstarch

Place 3 cloves garlic, thyme and rosemary in cavity of the chicken.

Truss chicken and place in ziplock bag. Pour in wine and refrigerate overnight, turning occasionally.

Soak top and bottom of pot in cold water for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, over medium heat cook bacon until brown and crisp. Drain on paper towels, reserve drippings.

Drain pot. Remove chicken from bag and place breast side up in pot.

Add wine, bacon pieces, and sprinkle chicken with half of salt and pepper. Cover with top, place on bottom shelf in cold oven. Set temperature at 450 degrees for 1½ hours.

About 30 minutes before chicken is done, in a shallow baking pan toss potatoes, carrots, celery root, onions, and remaining garlic with margarine and 1 tablespoon reserved bacon drippings and remaining salt and pepper. Place on upper shelf in oven, cook 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add

mushrooms, cook 5 more minutes, until tender and lightly brown.

When chicken is done, remove from oven. Remove chicken to platter; pour cooking liquids into sauce pan, skimming off the fat. Spoon vegetables into clay pot, place chicken back on top. Return to oven without cover. Cook 10 to 12 minutes, until skin is brown and crisp.

Meanwhile, stir cornstarch into cooking liquids; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.

Serve chicken and vegetables in clay pot with sauce on the side.

Recipe By : Teresa

From: Steinertt@... Date: 23 Mar 97 Mastercook Recipes (Mailing List) C4

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