The Sweet Life in Paris

Recipe and bookmark-worthy blog by David Lebovitz, a chef living the sweet life in Paris,

Roast Chicken with Carmelized Shallots

…This is one of my very favorite, go-to dinners. It’s incredibly easy and there’s hardly any dishes to wash; just toss chicken pieces in olive oil, vinegar, soy sauce, and shallots in a baking dish. Season with salt and pepper, and pop it in the oven.

During that time, the shallots get crispy-sweet and caramelized, and since it only takes about 45 minutes to bake, you have time to mix yourself a Sidecar.

This recipe is adapted from French Farmhouse Cookbook, by Susan Loomis, a friend who teaches cooking classes in France and designs dinners online at If you buy the chicken cut up, it’s super-simple, and the only work really is mincing four shallots. Luckily here in France, there’s lots of volaillers at the markets that will cut up a chicken for you in no time, and it’s included in the price, service compris…

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