Pontevedra-Style Spanish Chicken

Pontevedra-Style Spanish Chicken

by Milagros Aguilar 6 months ago
4.7 (10)
1 hour
1041.8 kcal
5.6 g carbs
Description

My grandparents came from Pontevedra, Spain in 1920 through Ellis Island and brought this recipe with them. I grew up eating this dish and my children just love it. Of course, they never measured anything, so the measurements are just an estimate.

Ingredients
  • 1 (3 to 3 1/2 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 head roasted garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup sweet Pimenton de la Vera (Spanish smoked paprika)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Directions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2. Place the chicken pieces in a roasting pan skin-side down. Pour the olive oil and melted butter over the chicken. Sprinkle the pieces with minced roasted garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  3. 3. Roast in the preheated oven for 35 minutes. Turn the chicken pieces skin-side up and roast until the chicken is done and the skin is crispy, about 25 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the meat should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  4. 4. Serve the chicken pieces with the sauce on the side for dipping.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 6 servings
calories: 1041.8 kcal
carbohydrates: 5.6 g
protein: 38.4 g
saturated fat: 22.4 g
cholesterol: 154.3 mg
sodium: 223.3 mg
fiber: 1.1 g
sugar: 0.2 g