I'm planning to make Giada's Roasted Balsamic Chicken tomorrow night for Rosh Hashanah dinner and, because I'm going to have a million and one dishes to heat up, thought I'd make this in the Nesco Roaster I was given a couple of years ago (and have NEVER used ... )
So, I'm assuming there's no reason I can't use the Nesco for this - but is there anything I'd need to do differently? (cook it for less/more time, etc.)?
Just thought I'd ask for some tips from those of you who use a Nesco. Didn't want to be experimenting for a holiday dinner.
Here's the recipe, as posted by Bob -
Roasted Chicken with Balsamic Vinaigrette
(Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 1 hour
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 (4-pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces (giblets, neck and backbone reserved for another use)
1/2 cup low-salt chicken broth
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
Whisk the vinegar, mustard, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper in small bowl to blend. Combine the vinaigrette and chicken pieces in a large resealable plastic bag; seal the bag and toss to coat. Refrigerate, turning the chicken pieces occasionally, for at least 2 hours and up to 1 day.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Remove chicken from the bag and arrange the chicken pieces on a large greased baking dish. Roast until the chicken is just cooked through, about 1 hour. If your chicken browns too quickly, cover it with foil for the remaining cooking time. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter. Place the baking dish on a burner over medium-low heat. Whisk the chicken broth into the pan drippings, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the baking sheet with a wooden spoon and mixing them into the broth and pan drippings. Drizzle the pan drippings over the chicken. Sprinkle the lemon zest and parsley over the chicken, and serve.