I recently got the book 500 Paleo Recipes: Hundreds of Delicious Recipes for Weight Loss and Super Health to try out and review. While I don’t want to go 100% Paleo, it’s something I’m exploring and am happy to have this cookbook to try some recipes out. I tried the Walnut Roasted Chicken and will give you the recipe below. As I flipped through it the other day I saw that I also want to try Simple Sunflower Crackers and Pecan, Sundried Tomato, and Bacon Rice-a-Phony. There are definitely a lot more I’d like to try as well. Those were the three that jumped out to me on first glance through the book, though. I like that all the recipes have comments before them so that you can get an idea of what the author, Dana, was thinking. There’s a nice section in the front of the book explaining what Paleo is and talking about good and bad fruits and vegetables to eat. There is a lot of good information!
Sometimes she’ll mention an ingredient that doesn’t really follow the Paleo lifestyle, but she’ll let you know at the beginning of the recipe. Overall, I recommend this cookbook as a way to start your Paleo journey.
Serves: 5 servings
- 4 pounds Whole Chicken
- ¼ cup olive oil, divided
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts
- ½ teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
- 1 lemon, quartered
- Preheat oven to 375.
- In a small bowl, mix 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, garlic, walnuts, rosemary, and parsley.
- With your hands, gently loosen the skin on the chicken breast. Spread the walnut mixture evenly under the skin. Quarter the lemon and put it in the body cavity.
- Rub the chicken all over with the rest of the olive oil. Put it on a rack in a roasting pan and put it in the oven.
- Roast for 1½ to 1¾ hours, or until the drumstick moves easily and the juice runs clear when the thigh is pierced to the bone.
- Remove the chicken to a platter. Remove the lemon wedges but put them on the platter with the chicken. Let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes before carving.
- Carve the chicken and serve with the lemon wedges to squeeze over it.
Note: I received the book 500 Paleo Recipes in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.