Lemon Roasted Chicken and Mayo-less Potato Salad

I’m sorry I haven’t been posting as often! Mid-terms are here and I’ve got so much to do between work and school and life in general that sometimes I feel like my head is spinning! So I’ll probably be updating 2-3 times a week until school starts to lighten up a bit.

Anywho, my mom always buys two whole chickens at a time and gives me one. It’s awesome! I usually have Kramer make beer can chicken, but I had the day off so I made a roasted chicken with mayo-less potato salad. The potato salad was so good that I couldn’t stop eating it! Kramer loved it too (he loves potatoes but hates mayonnaise). Nothing is more comforting than a simple roasted chicken for dinner. Recipe after the jump!


Lemon Roasted Chicken and Mayo-less Potato Salad
Start with preparing your chicken.

Lemon Roasted Chicken and Mayo-less Potato Salad
Get the zest of one lemon.

Lemon Roasted Chicken and Mayo-less Potato Salad
And equal amounts of kosher salt and pepper.

Lemon Roasted Chicken and Mayo-less Potato Salad
After you’ve rubbed olive oil on the skin of the chicken, rub in the salt, pepper, and lemon zest.

Lemon Roasted Chicken and Mayo-less Potato Salad
Keep that lemons around, though! Don’t toss it.

Lemon Roasted Chicken and Mayo-less Potato Salad
Because it needed to be juiced. Rub the juice into the skin and pour some into the cavity of the chicken.

Lemon Roasted Chicken and Mayo-less Potato Salad
Stuff the lemon and some rosemary into the chicken, too.

Lemon Roasted Chicken and Mayo-less Potato Salad
Rub some rosemary and garlic into the skin as well, and let the chicken sit for 30 minutes or so, just to let the flavors sink in. After that, stick it in a 350 degree F oven for about an 90 minutes. Take the chicken out and baste it with the juices from the pan every 30 minutes or so.

Lemon Roasted Chicken and Mayo-less Potato Salad
Now for your potatoes.

Lemon Roasted Chicken and Mayo-less Potato Salad
Quarter whatever potatoes you like and boil them until tender. Reserve 1/2 cup of the water from the potatoes.

Lemon Roasted Chicken and Mayo-less Potato Salad
While they boil, slice your bacon lengthwise into 1-inch strips and cook until crispy in some olive oil.

Lemon Roasted Chicken and Mayo-less Potato SaladLemon Roasted Chicken and Mayo-less Potato Salad
Chop up your onions while the bacon sizzles.

Lemon Roasted Chicken and Mayo-less Potato Salad
When the bacon is finished, move it to a plate lines with paper towels, but leave about 1/4 cup of the grease in the pan. Saute your onions in this.

Lemon Roasted Chicken and Mayo-less Potato Salad
Stir in your sugar until it dissolves, then add your vinegar and the potato water that you had set aside. Bring to a simmer and allow the liquid to reduce to about a cup.

Lemon Roasted Chicken and Mayo-less Potato Salad
When ready, add your mustard and pepper and stir to combine well.

Lemon Roasted Chicken and Mayo-less Potato Salad
Add your onions, bacon, and parsley to the potatoes and toss to combine well. You can serve this warm or cold, depending on your preference. I added a little bit of Parmesan cheese to this because it made it taste oh-so good.

Lemon Roasted Chicken and Mayo-less Potato Salad
When your chicken is ready, have your boyfriend cut up the chicken while your brother looks on.

Lemon Roasted Chicken and Mayo-less Potato SaladLemon Roasted Chicken and Mayo-less Potato Salad
This is my favorite kind of dinner; hearty and simple.

Lemon Roasted Chicken and Mayo-less Potato Salad

Lemon Roasted Chicken and Mayo-less Potato Salad
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Serves: 4-6 servings
 
Ingredients
For the Lemon Roasted Chicken:
  • 1 whole 3-5 pound chicken, cleaned
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons salt and 1½ tablespoons pepper
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced (keep your lemon halves!)
  • 8(ish) sprigs of Rosemary (you can certainly use more if you like)
  • 4 cloves of garlic
For the German Potato Salad:
  • 2 pounds potatoes, unpeeled and washed well
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 8 strips of bacon, cut cross-wise into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon German-style mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup dried or fresh parsley
Instructions
For the Lemon Roasted Chicken:
  1. Clean your chicken very well. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Rub your olive oil and lemon juice into the chicken, then rub the salt, pepper, lemon zest, rosemary, and garlic into the chicken. Stuff your lemon halves and some rosemary into the cavity of the chicken (you can pour some lemon juice into the chicken, as well).
  3. Cook your chicken for an hour and a half or until no longer pink. Allow to sit for a few minutes before cutting/serving. Serves 4.
For the German Potato Salad:
  1. Quarter or halve your potatoes, depending on their size. Place them in a pot with one tablespoon of salt and just enough water to cover them, and bring the water to a boil. Reduce the heat and allow potatoes to cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. While the potatoes cook, fry the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer the bacon to a towel-lined plate and reserve ¼ cup of the bacon grease.
  3. Reserve ½ cup of the potato water, and drain the potatoes. Return them to the pot and toss them over heat a bit to get rid of any excess water, then cover them to keep warm.
  4. Add your chopped onion to the skillet with the grease and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in your sugar until it's dissolved, then add your vinegar and reserved potato water. Simmer until the mixture has reduced to about 1 cup, for 3-5 minutes. Take the mixture off the heat and whisk in your mustard and pepper.
  5. Add the onion mixture and bacon to the potatoes and toss to coat. Salt to taste and serve warm or cold, depending in your preference.
Adapted From
German Potato Salad from 24 Boxes

 

10 Responses

  1. Gertrude says:

    For me roast chicken is my kind of comfort food. You can never go wrong with it!

  2. That looks sooo good! If I don’t have a brother to look on as my hubby cuts the chicken, can my dog stand there and drool instead? :)
    Thanks for posting it!

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  4. Pumpkin says:

    Yum! German potato salad is my favorite! I don’t care for mayo-based potato salad either, but with mustard and vinegar? That’s the ticket!

  5. Joanne says:

    That potato salad looks delicious, and colorful. A nice fall dinner…..is just about garlic mashed potato time, with chestnut stuffin.

  6. This looks SOOOooooOOOOO good.
    My husband would love that potato salad. He hearts bacon. Yum!

  7. idyllicdreams says:

    This does look very good!!!! I’m going to have to fix it soon :)
    I’ve made some of the muffin recipes on your blog, and they turned out great! Rave reviews all around :)
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  9. NFAM says:

    hoho so gonna make this one tonight 😀

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