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roast chicken with cherries, herbs & cherry jus

Recipe by
barbara lentz
beulah, MI

Juicy chicken with sweet cherry jus. Love it

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min
method Roast

Ingredients For roast chicken with cherries, herbs & cherry jus

  • 1
    whole chicken
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 bunch
    fresh thyme, rosemary and sage
  • 1 qt
    pitted sweet cherries
  • 1 c
    white wine
  • 2 c
    chicken stock
  • lemon wedges for serving
  • olive oil

How To Make roast chicken with cherries, herbs & cherry jus

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400 degrees. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper be sure to get the cavity.
  • 2
    In a roaster pan add the wine, chicken stock, cherries, and the herbs. Place the rack into the roaster pan.
  • 3
    Place the chicken on the rack and drizzle olive oil over the chicken.
  • 4
    Bake the chicken until no longer pink about 45 minutes to an hour. Tent with foil if it starts getting to brown.
  • 5
    Remove the chicken to a carving board and let rest 20 minutes.
  • 6
    With a slotted spoon remove the cherries and set aside. Strain the jus through a fine mesh strainer. Discarding the solids.
  • 7
    Place the jus in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and let reduce by half about 15 minutes.
  • 8
    Carve the bird. Serve with the cherries and jus and garnish with lemon slices.

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