Roasted Chicken and Jerusalem ArtichokesOne 3-pound chicken, cut into serving pieces
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 lemon, plus more grated zest for garnish
6 large garlic cloves
1 pound small Jerusalem artichokes, peeled
8 large shallots, peeled and halved
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, plus more for garnish
1 cup dry white wine
1 cup green olives, pitted
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Season chicken with salt and pepper, and rub with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Place chicken in a shallow roasting pan; set aside. Zest the lemon into long strips, and squeeze juice from lemon into a small bowl. Set aside juice.
- In a medium bowl, combine lemon zest, garlic, Jerusalem artichokes, shallots, and thyme. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil; season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat, and arrange in pan around chicken. Roast until chicken is golden brown, about 40 minutes.
- Remove from oven. Add reserved lemon juice, wine, and olives; stir up any browned bits on the bottom of roasting pan with a wooden spoon. Return to oven, and continue cooking until liquid has thickened slightly, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and transfer to serving plates. Garnish with grated lemon zest.