Sunday, July 17, 2011

Valentina Roasted Chicken & Potatoes

Valentina hot sauce, how do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.

I love you on my fresh fruit snacks.

I love you on my Saucy and Spicy Chicken Wings.

And I love you in my Spicy Valentina Chicken Sandwiches.

But I do believe I love thee most on my Roasted Chicken.

And I'm sure everyone else will love thee as well, once they try this recipe.


Valentina Roasted Chicken & Potatoes

Ingredients:
  • 1 whole chicken (4 to 5 pounds) 
  • 1 cup Valentina hot sauce
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 6 to 8 potatoes, cut in bite-size pieces

Directions:
Preheat oven to 450F.  Rinse the chicken inside and out, then pat dry with paper towels.  Season generously with salt and pepper.  Place the chicken in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan lined with aluminum foil.  Set aside.  If you prefer, you can truss the chicken.  I was kind of pressed for time, so I skipped that step.

In a medium bowl or saucepan, combine the melted butter and Valentina hot sauce. 



Generously brush the insides and outsides of chicken with the Valentina mixture.  Tuck the wings under the chicken to prevent burning. 



Toss the potatoes with the remaining Valentina mixture. Season generously with salt and pepper.



Arrange the potatoes in the baking pan, around the chicken.  Bake in oven at 450F until the skin has turned a nice golden brown.  Reduce oven temperature to 350F.  Cover baking pan with aluminum foil.  Bake for an additional 30 to 45 minutes or until the juices run clear when the chicken is pierced with a knife behind the thigh.  Remove the chicken from oven, but let sit covered for 10 minutes before serving.



Serve with Refried Beans, plenty of warm tortillas and a green salad.  Enjoy!!!



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7 comments:

  1. This sounds just too yummy..got to try it.  How funny, I had never heard of Valentina before until I remarried...my stepdaughter puts it on everything!!  When she moved to Chicago, she took several bottles with her, but to her pleasant surprise, the local grocery store sold it.  She isn't Latina, but she grew up here on the border, so she was weened on Mexican food.

    Again, this is just too good to pass up the recipe...going to try your recipe this week and send it to my stepdaughter too!!

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  2. I can not wait to try this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I have plenty of Valentina and potatoes.....  just need to pick up a chicken!  

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  3. Omg this looks beyond delicious!! One question the foil. Whats the purpose of putting it around the baking sheet?? And place it after its cooked at 450?

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  4. Hi Elizabeth!  The reason I line the baking sheet with foil before adding the chicken is just to make clean-up much easier.  But the reason why I cover the chicken after it has roasted for a while at 450F is so that the chicken stays moist and tender on the inside, because the skin is already nice and toasted. :) 

    If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. :)

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  5. Just wanted to mention that I made this dish tonight and it was delicious!  I highly recommend it!  

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  6. I think Valentina sauce tends to be just a bit spicy. More so for kids.

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