Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Roasted Chicken with Italian Seasoning


To me, there is nothing more delicious and satifying than a perfectly seasoned roasted chicken in the fall and winter....unless, it's a roasted turkey, of course, and Thanksgiving we be upon us before we know it!

I was recently contacted by a representative of the Ariosto Seasonings company in Italy who asked if I would like to use and review their seasonings.  Being a huge fan of traditional Italian seasonings I was more than pleased to say, Yes! How fun and exciting to receive an envelope postmarked from Italy.


I received several packages of Ariosto seasonings. One was for meat and poultry, one for tomato sauces, one for roasted or fried potatoes, one for fish, and one with garlic and chili pepper for pasta. Ariosto seasonings have been very popular in Italy for over 47 years.


For my roasted chicken, I used the seasoning for roasted meats and chicken and also used the seasoning packet for potatoes. The Ariosto seasoning for the chicken contains rosemary, garlic, sage, juniper, laurel, oregano, thyme, marjoram, basil and sea salt. The seasoning for roasted potatoes contains garlic, rosemary, sage, juniper, basil, marjoram, oregano, laurel, coriander, parsley and sea salt.


Before I added the seasoning blend to the chicken, I rubbed the chicken inside and out with the juice of a freshly squeezed lemon.  I then rubbed a teaspoon of seasoning all over the bird and added some to the inside also.  I then placed the lemon halves in the cavity and roasted both the chicken and potatoes for about 75-90 minutes in a 350F oven, or until the juices run clear when pierced with a knife.  I siphoned off the most of the fat as the chicken was cooking and used just a little to baste both the chicken and the potatoes.

In one word - DELICIOUS! 

I plan on using the same seasoning that I used for the chicken on my Thanksgiving turkey. Today, I also made a tomato sauce with the seasoning for tomato based sauces that I will be sharing in an upcoming post.

Note: If you unable to locate Ariosto Seasonings you could try making your own seasoning mixture using equal parts (about 1/2 teaspoon each) of rosemary, garlic, sage, juniper, ground bay leaf, oregano, thyme, marjoram, basil and sea salt. 

Ariosto seasonings can be purchased in the United States at these locations:

RANIERI FINE FOOD in New York
Telephone 718 599 9520

CAPRI FLAVOURS in North Carolina
Telephone 800-861-5440

SALUMERIA ITALIANA in Boston
Telephone 800-400-5916

33 comments:

  1. I will be on the look-out for these. Your chicken and potatoes looks so delicious. Also want to wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving. xo

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  2. Sounds divine! I love roasted chicken. I love to smell the chicken roasting in the oven. Makes me wish I didn't have a meeting tonight.

    Congratulations on being ask to use the herb packets. Hugs. Bonnie

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  3. The chicken look amazing and delicious!!! gloria

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  4. I will look for these. Lucky they found you as you did a very beautiful job on the chicken.

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  5. Looks like a great dinner Susan-very pretty:@)

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  6. The chicken looks amazing..I love the packets:)

    Such smart business people to pick you:)
    U must have been excited.

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  7. Susan, this is the second time I see Ariosto seasoning this week...
    Your chicken looks delicious, great color and I am sure that tastes delicious.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks for introducing this seasoning :-)

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  8. I needed some of that chicken and potatoes for dinner. The so called "healthy" soup I had was tasteless. :(

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  9. Hi Susan, I had roasted veggies and chicken for supper tonight. It was quite good, however, I wish I would have checked my blog...I was looking for another recipe. Thanks for your recipe...your chicken looks so pretty, and good. Hugs

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  10. I've never heard of this seasoning but it certainly looks delicious. Your chicken is beautiful.

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  11. Beautiful chicken, but no spatchcocking???? The seasonings sound wonderful, will have to check if they are sold online.

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  12. Susan that looks and sounds delicious! I was so happy to see that one of the places that sells the seasonings is Capri Flavours, which is about 5 miles from my house! It is one of those great little hidden treasures of a store that I have not been to in awhile...your post was a great reminder for me!!

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  13. Give me a roasted chicken anyday! I don't know why I didn't think of doing one alongside of the turkey years ago. We went to a luncheon two months ago and she said she spent $18 on the chicken she roasted. I have never seen such a huge one - like a small turkey. Yours looks fabulous and I can almost smell it roasting! Ghost images I think.

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  14. I can almost smell it roasting. It's almost three in the morning as I type this and, would you believe, I'm craving roast chicken?

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  15. That is so much fun... Christmas in November. As long as there is no MSG,I would want to try it. I researched and they do sell it on Canada. Keeping my fingers crossed, I will contact our Italian Bakery/Deli store. Merci.
    Rita

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  16. I agree there's nothing better than roasted chicken. I'll have to check out these seasonings. Sounds delicious.
    Sam

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  17. Your roasted chicken looks delicious! With all the wonderful herbs, I could follow the smell all the way to your kitchen! Will keep a lookout for Ariosto over here! Have a lovely day!

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  18. Oh my, looks scrumptious! Will be on the lookout for Ariosto!

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  19. Your chicken looks fantastic, Susan, perfectly browned and perfectly seasoned, the packets sound delicious. I'll be on the lookout for them.

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  20. Looks delicious! I was just going to run to the store and pick up a roaster for dinner. I need to check out those seasonings.
    -Lynn

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  21. Your chicken looks delicious, Susan. I am sure your family enjoyed it.

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  22. Oh my goodness, there's nothing quite like a roasted chicken!! I have never heard of those seasonings. Thanks for reviewing them for us.

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  23. Nothing celebrates holidays more than a whole roasted bird! This looks beautifully flavoured and roasted.

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  24. Susan, when I saw your blog title, I was thinking hmmmm....what is Ariosto? The chicken looks wonderful! Thank you for letting us know about the seasoning.

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  25. If it was half as good as it looks, I'm confident you achieved your goal - "a perfectly seasoned roasted chicken .."

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  26. That seasoning sounds awesome! I love how easy they make it by pre-mixing it for you!

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  27. This sounds marvelous! I love roasted chicken - it is a staple for Sunday lunches. I generally use Herbes de Provence - I'll have to look for this!
    Hope you have a wonderful day,
    Kathy

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  28. Wow, that recipe looks and sounds so delicious! That is one big bird. I thought at first it was a turkey!
    CAS

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  29. How exciting to get a package from Italy involving food! This chicken looks mouthwatering! Just made one recently and I agree, it is the best dish for this time of year!

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  30. Those seasonings sound wonderful, Susan. Your chicken is perfectly roasted and I can imagine how delicious the potatoes are. I don't think I've ever seen this seasoning brand in our local markets. I'll have to watch for it.

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  31. Thanks you, everyone! Now, onto turkey time!

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  32. Your chicken looks gorgeous. There is really nothing better than a simple roasted chicken. The use of juniper is that seasoning packet seems like an interesting twist.

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  33. I'd love to dig into this chicken right now :-)

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