Million Dollar Chicken

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Ingredients for 4 portions:


4 1/2 pound whole chicken


salt and pepper to taste


1 lemon


1 bunch fresh thyme


1 bay leaf
3 cloves garlic (original recipe calls for adding a few cloves of garlic in the cavity with the herbs and lemon – I didn’t, since I had included garlic in the last twelve things I’d eaten, and was taking a break, but feel free to add!)


olive oil, as needed


3 thick slices day-old French bread (I used sourdough)




For creme fraiche glaze:



1 zest of one lemon


juice of one lemon


1 tablespoon grated shallot puree


1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper




– Cook at 450 degrees F. for one hour, then glaze, cook for 10 minutes, and repeat until chicken is done. (Note: If you use a different size chicken, you’ll obviously need to adjust your times. Cook until internal temp in thickest part of thigh is 165 degrees F.)
– The original recipe from the Standard Grill in NYC calls for finishing with Maldon sea salt. I didn’t, but that always a nice option.

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