This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free tamari sauce in this dish. Check to make sure the mayonnaise and the sour cream is gluten-free.
"A good spicy challenge strikes a balance between flavor and fear." -Adam Richman
Roast chicken recipes beg the question: skinless or not?
For years we have been told to not eat the chicken skin. It is one of the foundational pieces of advice when people are taught about eating healthy.
I think that this is bad advice. Not because I want you to eat more calories or more saturated fat - I would prefer just the opposite - but eating healthy and eating well is about striking a balance between just that: eating well and eating healthy. And sometimes you want to have a piece of chicken with the skin on. Yes, there are a lot of recipes on the Dr. Gourmet website that call for skinless chicken thighs or breasts. But not all of them. Roast Chicken »
Servings = 8 | Serving size =1 piece chicken
Cooking Time = 75 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2.
Roast chicken makes great leftovers hot or cold, and the leftover sauce is great on sandwiches in place of mustard or mayo.
|2 medium||jalapeno peppers|
|1 cup||fresh cilantro|
|4 cloves||garlic (divided)|
|2 Tbsp||reduced fat mayonnaise|
|1/4 cup||reduced fat sour cream|
|2 Tbsp||olive oil (divided)|
|1 tsp||lime zest|
|fresh ground black pepper (to taste)|
|1 Tbsp||ground cumin|
|1 Tbsp||paprika or smoked paprika|
|1/2 tsp||fresh ground black pepper|
|1/2 tsp||dried oregano|
|4 tsp||reduced sodium soy sauce or gluten-free tamari sauce|
|1 medium||whole chicken (about 4 pounds)|
To make the sauce, place the peppers, cilantro, 2 cloves of garlic, mayonnaise, sour cream, 1 tablespoon olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, salt, and fresh ground black pepper to taste in a blender and puree until smooth.
Place in the refrigerator to chill.
Preheat the oven to 325°F.
Mince the remaining 2 cloves of garlic and place in a large mixing bowl.
Add the cumin, paprika, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, oregano, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and the soy sauce to the bowl.
Split the chicken in half and coat thoroughly with the rub.
Place both halves of the chicken on a roasting rack, skin side up, and roast for about 60 minutes until the internal temperature is 160°F at the center of the breast.
Remove from the oven and let rest for about 5 minutes. Cut into 8 pieces – two wings, two thighs and four breast pieces.
Serve topped with the green sauce.
Serving size = 1 piece chicken
Servings = 8
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 311||Calories from Fat 181|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 20g||31%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||24%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 7g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 2g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber <1g||1%|
|Vitamin A 14%||Vitamin C 9%|
|Calcium 4%||Iron 11%|
|Vitamin K 8 mcg||Potassium 346 mg|
|Magnesium 35 mg|