Herb Roasted Chicken w/ Roasted Garlic Brown Gravy

I’ve been dealing with a lot of styles of chicken lately. From segments to quartered from brined to smoked. But let me tell you, nothing beats a herb crusted roasted chicken with a pan gravy on the side. Ever since I made parmesan cheese a staple in my chicken seasoning blends its really changed the final result of my chickens. It really helps draw out excessive moisture on the surface to help get a crispy crust, while still keeping a barrier so the meat can stay juicy. The extra parmesan flavor and saltiness is also a plus. Try this chicken out and let me know what you think!

Ingredients

  • 3.5lb Whole Chicken
  • 6 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/4c Olive Oil
  • 2 sprigs Rosemary, fresh
  • 2 sprigs Thyme, fresh
  • 3Tb Parmesan, grated
  • 2tsp Black pepper
  • 2tsp Salt
  • GRAVY
  • 1 Shallot, minced
  • 3 Tb Flour
  • 2Tb grease
  • 3 Roasted Garlic, minced
  • 1/4c Drippings
  • 1/4c Half and Half
  • 1 1/4c Vegetable stock
  • 3 sprigs Thyme
  • 3 Bay leaves

Directions

  • Coat chicken in olive oil, coat with black pepper, parmesan, rosemary and thyme. Season each side of chicken with 1 tsp salt. Place garlic cloves coated in olive oil in baking pan with chicken.
  • Roast chicken at 350F for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Let chicken rest for 10 minutes.
  • Scrape some fat from the chicken and place in saute pan.
  • Add in shallots and roasted garlic. Stir in flour. Cook flour for 3 minutes.
  • Add In drippings, vegetable stock, half and half. Toss In bay leaves and thyme. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 5-10 minutes till thickened to desired consistency.