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Louisiana Chicken Recipe

Green peppers and mint add a surprise to this Southern-style recipe. A roasting bag keeps the chicken moist and flavorful.—Jill Werle, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 large oven roasting bag
  • 1 roasting chicken (3-1/2 to 5 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 medium onions, quartered
  • 6 large potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 6 medium carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 medium green peppers, quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried mint or 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 7 drops bitters, optional

Directions

  • 1. Place flour in oven bag; shake to coat. Place oven bag in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan or larger roasting pan. Sprinkle chicken with salt and cayenne pepper; place in bag.
  • 2. Surround chicken with onions, potatoes, carrots and green peppers. Place one garlic clove inside the chicken and one with the vegetables. Sprinkle parsley and mint over vegetables and chicken. Combine broth, Worcestershire sauce and bitters if desired. Pour under chicken inside of bag.
  • 3. Fasten the bag. Puncture the top of the bag five or six times with a fork. Bake at 350° for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 180°. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (9 ounces) equals 513 calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 660 mg sodium, 64 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 33 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.