Prosciutto-wrapped Stuffed Roast Chicken with Fingerling Potatoes and Veg

Roast chicken wrapped in prosciutto

This is a lovely, and easy, Sunday dinner for us.  Simple ingredients, very little fuss, and loads of delicious flavour at the end of a busy day, and the end of the week.  Because the prosciutto adds just the right amount of salt, I add no extra salt to this dish.  The smells are amazing, the dish flavourful, and the whole thing looks pretty on the plate!

 

PROSCIUTTO-WRAPPED STUFFED ROAST CHICKEN WITH FINGERLING POTATOES AND VEG

I whole chicken, rinsed and patted dry
3-4 slices of Prosciutto
1 Lemon, halved, and stuffed into Chicken
1 head Garlic, tips chopped, and stuffed into Chicken
Fingerling potatoes, enough to line bottom of Roasting Pan
5-6 Whole carrots, sliced lengthwise
About 1/4 Fennel, with frawns, rough chopped
1 White Onion, rough chopped
Sprigs of Fresh Sage, chopped
Fresh Pepper, to taste

Turn on Convection Roast Oven to 325~.  Use rack close to the bottom.

Chop the veg and sage, and place in bottom of roasting pan with fingerling potatoes.
raw

 

Stuff the chicken with the halved lemon, and the whole head of garlic, and then cover with Prosciutto strips.
prosciutto

 

Cook for approximately 1 hour, or until the juices in the chicken run clear.

 

covered     This is what it looks like when it’s cooked.  Yum central!

 

Remove the pieces of prosciutto and place on a serving plate.  Cut up bird, slicing breast meat and leaving the legs whole.  Place on serving plate when done.  Scoop out the potatoes and veg and add to the plate.  Remove the lemon from the cavity and squirt some of the lemon onto the chicken.  Remove the roasted garlic, and place into small serving dish.
plated  potatoes  garlic

 

I use the roasted garlic as a ‘butter’ on fresh bread.  Low-fat and flavourful!  Simply squeeze out of skin and spread on butter – add a dash of fresh pepper too!
garlic and bread

 

 

This ‘roast’ is quick, hearty, and carries a deliciously memorable scent.  No added spice.  Just real, raw flavours.  A perfect start to the week, and the end of one too!

 finished food

Mangiamo!  Let’s Eat!

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