Wednesday, August 14

Pollo Romantico (Italian Romantic Bistro Chicken)

Dim candle lights, a glass of wine, and a romantic meal. Perfect for the special occasion or the just because nights. Italian bistro chicken, is savory and hearty.  Full of flavor which is sure to impress your sweetheart or the in laws.

Full time 1 1/2 hours
Serves 2 (2 quarters per person)

You will need:

1- 2 lb. bone-in chicken quarters
1 cup white wine
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp fresh rosemary
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp dried oregano 

Let us begin:

Preheat oven to 400 place a wire rack in a roasting pan.

In a small bowl combine olive oil, all herbs, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. It will form a nice paste.

Wash a dry chicken well.

Using hands, slather chicken with herb paste. Making sure to get all the nooks and folds.

Place chicken on wire rack in roasting pan.

Pour white wine into bottom of roasting pan.

Roast in oven for 15-20 minutes, baste.

Reduce heat to 375' and continue roasting for 40-50 minutes or until chicken reaches 180' internal temp.

Remove pan from oven, baste. Let chicken sit 5, baste one last time.

Top with rosemary if desired.