Skillet Roasted Chicken with Mushrooms
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Skillet Roasted Chicken with Mushrooms

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients


  • Mushrooms:
  • 2 cups of cremini & button mushrooms cleaned
  • 4 small shallots cut into wedges
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • Olive oil to taste
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

  • Chicken:
  • 4 lb chicken
  • Olive oil to taste
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 onion cut into wedges
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • Several sprigs of fresh parsley
  • Several sprigs of fresh thyme

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Toss the mushrooms, shallots, and a few garlic cloves in the bottom of the skillet.
  • Drizzle them with some olive oil then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
  • Toss to coat evenly.
  • Rinse the chicken with cold water then dry very well with a paper towel.
  • Drizzle both sides of the chicken with olive oil then rub it in thoroughly.
  • Season the bird well with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
  • Place the chicken, breast side up, on the bed of mushrooms and stuff the cavity with a half a lemon, some onion wedges, a few cloves of garlic, some parsley, and a few fresh thyme sprigs.
  • Place into the oven and roast for 2-2 1/2 hours, basting with the pan juices every 30 minutes, until a meat thermometer inserted in the inner part of the thigh reads 170 degrees.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.
  • Remove the mushrooms, shallots, and garlic from the skillet, serve on the side if desired.
  • Place the skillet on the stove over high heat. Reduce the liquid for a few minutes, stirring often. Add a dollop of butter, if desired; whisk well. Serve the sauce on the side. Enjoy.