Lynda's Roast Chicken

Lynda's Roast Chicken

Nothing makes a house a home like the smell of a delicious meal roasting away in the oven. We hope you'll try this divine Modern Roast Chicken Recipe for "Lynda's Chicken" using a few of your favorite Sylvester & Co. staple pantry items.


Sylvester & Co. Modern Roast Chicken Recipe



Buy a range free organic chicken, bring it home. Rinse with cold water and pat dry. Say "thank you" to the chicken. Then rub with olive oil, take a handful of Kosher salt and coat the chicken evenly. Then over the salt take a handful of Herbs de Provence and do the same. Let it rest a minute.

Take one big Ruby Red grapefruit and slice in evenly cut circles. Lay the circles of grapefruit on your roasting pan. Toss some fresh Rosemary or Thyme over the grapefruit slices and place your chicken on top (you have just built a raft to elevate the chicken off of the roasting pan). 


Sylvester & Co. Modern Roast Chicken Recipe


Take another grapefruit, cut it into sections and mix in a bowl with several (10) rosemary sprigs and 1/2 cup chopped up pieces of crystallized ginger. Toss and squeeze the grapefruit to get as much liquid out of the fruit as possible.


Sylvester & Co. Modern Roast Chicken Recipe


Stuff the chicken with the grapefruit/ginger/rosemary mix, and pour the liquid left in the bowl into the bottom of the roasting pan (makes a divine Au jus). 

Place your chicken in a HOT oven at 450 degrees for 15 minutes, then drop the temp to 350 and cook until golden brown (approx. 1-2 hours depending on the size of your bird. Use a meat and poultry thermometer to be sure the internal temp reaches at least 165 degrees).

The Kosher salt serves to brown the chicken evenly and creates a crust to keep the juices in - a miracle!

Rest your bird, then serve and enjoy!




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Hi Sarah!

For this recipe, we use Herb de Provence which does include rosemary, but for the grapefruit and herb “raft” you could certainly use thyme, rosemary or both!


Lynda, listen… That is thyme in the picture, not rosemary.


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