Let’s just start by saying this is not my “Mother-In-Laws” chicken recipe! Roasting the perfect chicken, so your future in-laws approve, is like perfecting the apple pie or nailing the meatloaf in my culture… “NO CHICKEN… NO HUSBAND!” This is a recipe that has been passed down through the generations but you have to put your own spin on it. My mom, Haideh stuffed it with saffron rice and barberries ( I like using currants and toasted pine nuts instead, more accessible) additionally I surround it with dried apricots, prunes and root vegetables for added texture and a ton of flavor.
My favorite thing to do with this dish is take the left-overs and make everything from a chicken sandwich with some brie cheese and pear slices to delicous enchiladas or a chciken pot pie. Having a roasted chicken in the house once a week is a must! The left-over possibilites are endless… Share with me your favorite left-over recipes using this dish.
Makes Four (4) Servings