French Roast Chicken
81 mins (prep 1, cooking 80)
9 ingredients
1 servings
Julia Child's recipe from 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking.' This makes a wonderful, moist, juicy bird. I think it's the turning technique while roasting that does it. It may sound like a lot of work, but it really isn't much more than roasting a bird any other way. The sauce reduction is a LOT easier than any gravy, and is out of this world! In the book, she suggests serving this with green beans or peas (buttered, of course! this IS French cooking!) and sauted, roasted, fried, or souffleed potatoes, or potato crepes. I have also posted the recipe for brown chicken stock, which can quite easily be simmering away as you cook the bird (you don't need the stock until the very end). Using the homemade stock makes a huge difference in the flavour, but it can be substituted, I suppose.

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Serving Size (1381.7 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 1947.94 Calories from Fat 992.34
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 110.26g 169.63%
Saturated Fat 31.32g 156.59%
Trans Fat 0.88g %
Cholesterol 1170.29mg 390.1%
Sodium 2561.7mg 106.74%
Total Carbohydrate 0.97g 0.32%
Dietary Fiber 0.13 g 0.53%
Sugars 0.37 g %
Protein 237.4g 474.79%
Vitamin A 295.8IU% Vitamin C 0.99mg%
Calcium 86.57mg% Iron 11.21mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
softened butter, small, small onion, melted butter, cooking oil, canned chicken broth, softened butter