Million Dollar Chicken Dinner Will Knock Your Socks Off

We know you’ll love this Million Dollar Chicken Dinner! It’s an easy recipe that’s guaranteed to turn out moist and flavorsome ..

Million Dollar Chicken Dinner

This Million Dollar Chicken Dinner is stuffed with Lemons, Shallots and Pepper and roasted on top of slices of crusty bread which soak up all the juices and turn into amazing croutons. It’s glazed with Creme Fraiche or light Sour Cream and is super moist and full of flavor.  All you need is 20 minutes preparation.

We’ve included Chef John’s Video Tutorial below to step you through the easy recipe, a Chicken Cheat Sheet and also a link to purchase the hugely popular Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. Scroll our post to view all the details and be sure to Pin your favorites!

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Million Dollar Chicken Dinner

What you’ll need to make a Million Dollar Chicken Dinner

These quantities will feed a family of four.

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Million Dollar Chicken Dinner via Chef John on Food Wishes

For the Creme Fraiche Glaze:–

The secret to this super moist Million Dollar Chicken Dinner is all in the Creme Fraiche Glaze. Sshh! don’t tell your friends.

Million Dollar Chicken Dinner

Million Dollar Chicken Dinner via Chef John on Food Wishes

Start your Million Dollar Chicken Dinner by preheating your oven to 450F or 230C. Then season inside the chicken with salt and pepper, squeeze in the juice of the lemon halves and then pop them in the cavity too with the garlic, thyme and bay leaf.

Million Dollar Chicken Dinner Video Tutorial via Chef John on Food Wishes

Pour a little of the Olive Oil into the roasting pan and then press in the bread slices, these will absorb all the juices and really add an extra special finishing touch. Place the chicken on top of the bread and roast for one hour. For your Creme Fraiche glaze simply mix all the ingredients together. Be careful not to grate any of the pith of the lemon (the white part under the skin) as it’s very bitter.

Million Dollar Chicken Dinner

Chicken Cheat Sheet via Handle the Heat

As you know, it’s important that Chicken (and all poultry) is cooked to the correct internal temperature. This handy Cheat Sheet shows all the cooking times for various types of chicken plus the different cooking methods.

Million Dollar Chicken Dinner

Easy 3 Ingredient Roast Chicken Dinners via She Knows

While you’re in the mood for some delicious and easy Chicken Dinners, check out these simple 3 ingredient marinades and rubs!

Million Dollar Chicken Dinner

Million Dollar Chicken Dinner via Serving Seconds

This deliciously moist Million Dollar Chicken dinner version was inspired by the very popular Ina Garten, known as ‘The Barefoot Contessa”.  You can purchase her cookbook online here –>

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