Black Lemon Chicken Salad

Black Lemon Chicken Salad In this simple roasted chicken salad, the warm dressing is built from the dark caramelized lemon and chicken drippings, broth, and lemon juice. For the wilted greens, you can use romaine lettuce, watercress, arugula, or spinach.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 35 mins

    COOK : 1 hr 5 mins

    TOTAL : 50 mins

    SERVING : 20

    YIELD : 20 servings

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Drizzle vegetable oil in a large roasting pan.

  • Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, black pepper, salt, cayenne pepper, and cumin in large bowl.

  • Place chicken in lemon mixture and turn it several times to coat each side. Place chicken breast side down in the marinade, and set aside for 30 minutes.

  • Place chicken breast side up in the prepared roasting pan. Pour about 1/4 of of marinade into the chicken cavity. Brush remaining marinade on the top and sides of the chicken.

  • Sprinkle rosemary, thyme, and salt over top of chicken.

  • Tie chicken legs together with kitchen twine.

  • Roast chicken uncovered in the preheated oven for 45 minutes; remove from oven and spoon juices accumulated in the pan over chicken. Pour 1 cup of chicken broth into the pan and continue roasting until chicken skin is browned and meat is no longer pink, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove from the oven, spoon juices accumulated in the pan over chicken again, and cover loosely with aluminum foil for 20 minutes.

  • Remove chicken to a platter, draining any juices from the cavity into the pan; cover chicken with aluminum foil and set aside.

  • Set the roasting pan on the stove top over medium-high heat; add 3/4 cup chicken broth and boil, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce is reduced by about half, about 10 minutes.

  • Slice chicken into 8 pieces and serve over shredded lettuce in a large bowl. Pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of pan sauce over the top, tossing to slightly wilt the lettuce leaves. Serve with additional sauce on the side.

Per Serving: 321 calories; protein 13.4g; carbohydrates 1.6g; fat 28.8g; cholesterol 53.5mg; sodium 193.1mg. Use a large roasting pan that can be placed over 1 or 2 burners after the chicken has roasted, for preparing the sauce.