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Nutrition Facts

Calories 898
  Calories from Fat 557 (62%)
(96%)Total Fat 62g
(82%)Saturated Fat 16g
Polyunsaturated Fat 13g
Monounsaturated Fat 29g
(81%)Cholesterol 244mg
(51%)Sodium 1225mg
(24%)Potassium 833mg
Total Carbohydrate 26g
(11%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 18g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(119%)Protein 59g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Butterflied Chicken with Herbs and Sticky Lemon


  • 1 whole chicken, back bone and breast bone removed and flattened

  • 2 tsp kosher salt

  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper

  • 5 sprigs rosemary

  • 10 long sprigs thyme

  • 10 cloves garlic

  • 2 Tbs olive oil

  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar

  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 2 Tbs adobo sauce from canned chipotle peppers

  • 2 Tbs toasted sliced almonds

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Sherry vinegar, fresh lemon slices, and a honey-chipotle sauce covers the chicken breasts with sweet tangy goodness.


  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. On cookie sheet, place rosemary sprigs, thyme sprigs and garlic. Arrange flattened chicken on top and sprinkle with olive oil. Place chicken in 400° F oven for 20 minutes.
  • Pour sherry vinegar over chicken and cook additional 15 minutes.
  • Place lemon slices over chicken. In small bowl, mix together honey and chipotle sauce; brush over lemon slices. Bake chicken additional 10-15 minutes, brushing with honey sauce (use foil to cover chicken if it starts to burn).
  • Test for doneness by inserting an instant read thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh. It should register 180° F. Remove chicken to platter and sprinkle with almonds and parsley.

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