Tuscan Whole Chicken

There’s nothing quite like the smell of a roasted chicken cooking in your kitchen. This meal is a crowd pleaser and looks so great as you serve it up. The tender chicken paired with the roasted potatoes that are cooked along side the chicken and infused with the juices of the chicken is the ultimate comfort food.

- Zehra, The FitNest


  • 1 Crescent Foods Whole Chicken
  • 2 lbs baby potatoes
  • 1 large lemons
  • 5 cloves garlic- 3 minced, 2 cut in half
  • 3 sprigs fresh oregano- 3 chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 2 large onions
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 475.
  2. Melt butter in small bowl; add minced garlic, chopped oregano, chopped coriander the zest of the lemons, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  3. Thickly slice the onions and place in bottom of large pan.
  4. Cut potatoes in half and toss with onions and 1 tsp of the butter mixture.
  5. Liberally season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  6. Cut the lemons in half; reserve juice and save rinds.
  7. The butter mixture will have hardened slightly by now. Using your hands, slather the mixture liberally over every part of the chicken and under the skin (being careful not to tear the skin). Place in dutch oven on top of sliced onions and potatoes.
  8. Stuff the cavity with the lemon rinds, onion scraps and remaining garlic.
  9. Pour reserved lemon juice over the chicken.
  10. Roast chicken for 15 minutes at 475, then reduce heat to 350 and cook for approximately 20 minutes per pound, or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees (about 1.5  hours for a 4.5 lb. chicken). If you want to, baste the chicken approximately halfway through cooking process.

Can't find this product at your store?


Loading ...

Sorry :(

Can't connect ... Please try again later.

Heifa's Bio

Heifa, is a Chicago based Middle Eastern Food Blogger. Her mission is to develop simple, and easy recipes infused with the Mediterranean flavors that she grew up eating. Her hope is for people to get back in the kitchen and make food that is beneficial for them and their families without lacking in flavor.

Zehra, The Fitnest

To Zehra, nourishing meals are more than just that – they are dishes that feed and nourish our bodies. Healthy eating, fitness and being a loving mother of two are Zehra’s greatest passions. With a Kinesiology and Health Sciences background, she uses this knowledge to encourage her followers to live a healthier life through nutritional eating and ongoing fitness. The recipes that Zehra will share will have you trying different tastes a flavors from around the world.