Flattened chicken with maple bacon and fine herbs butter

  • Preparation 30 min
  • Cooking 1 h 30 min
  • Servings 4
  • Freezing Absolutely



  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped rosemary
  • 1 freshly chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1.5 lb baby potatoes, cut in half
  • 6 Nantes carrots, cut in half lengthwise then in large pieces
  • 1 fennel bulb, heart removed, cut into large pieces
  • 1 yellow onion, cut into large pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Provence herbs
  • Olive oil
  • 1 flattened chicken (1.25 kg) by Maillard (https://en.maillard.co/products/flattened-chicken)
  • 375 g maple bacon
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup white wine
  • Salt and pepper from the mill



  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the shallot and garlic and cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add rosemary, thyme and maple syrup, then season with salt and pepper. Cook for 1 minute, stirring. Pour into a bowl and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan filled with boiling water, add the potatoes and carrots. Blanch for 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and pour into a large bowl.
  • Add the fennel, onion, garlic, Provence herbs and then drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and toss.
  • In a large roasting pan with the grill in the bottom, place the chicken in the center and coat with maple bacon. Brush with the herb butter.
  • Pour the chicken broth and white wine at the bottom of the pan and add the vegetables around the chicken.
  • Place in the oven and cook for 1 hour to 1h15 or until the internal temperature of a breast reaches 165°F and the bacon is golden brown. Brush the chicken regularly with the rest of the herb butter!