Sexy Chicken & Bread

barbara lentz


I call this chicken sexy because the creme fraiche mixture gives the skin such a gorgeous brown color and the meat is kept moist and delicious. Serving it with the bread is a little play on stuffing. It is just yummy


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10 Min
2 Hr


  • 1
    whole chicken
  • ·
    salt and pepper
  • 8 clove
  • 1 sprig(s)
  • 1 sprig(s)
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1 small
    onion halved
  • 4 Tbsp
    olive oil divided
  • 4 slice
    thick sour dough bread
  • 1 jar(s)
    creme fraiche
  • 1 small
    shallot grated
  • 1 tsp
    ground aleppo pepper
  • ·
    juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground sage
  • ·
    chopped chives for garnish

How to Make Sexy Chicken & Bread


  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees
    Season the inside of the chicken cavity with salt and pepper place the garlic cloves, thyme, rosemary, and the halved onion in the cavity. Tie the legs together with butchers twine. Drizzle two tbsp olive oil over the chicken and season the skin with salt. Drizzle the other two tbsp olive oil in the baking pan. Place the sourdough bread in the pan and swirl it around in the olive oil. Set the chicken on top of the bread slices. Place in oven and bake for one hour.
  2. Remove the chicken and turn the bread over it should be very brown. Place the chicken back on the bread.
    Mix the creme fraiche with the shallot, aleppo pepper, lemon juice and zest. Brush the creme Fraiche mixture over the chicken. Place back in oven and roast another 30 minutes. Remove from oven and brush the skin again with the creme fraiche mixture. Bake another 15 minutes.
  3. With the remaining creme fraiche mixture place it in a saucepan and cook on the stove stirring constantly until it reduces down a bit.
  4. Remove the chicken from the oven and place on carving board. Tent with foil and let rest 15 minutes. Cut the bread up into pieces and mix with the sage.
  5. Cut the chicken into pieces and serve with the bread garnished with chives

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About Sexy Chicken & Bread

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American

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