Zuni Cafe’s Roasted Chicken + Bread Salad

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I have had this chicken at the Zuni Cafe and it was the best chicken I ever ate, I'm so excited to see the recipe!
qpeugrsxh4k9   •  24 Sep   •  Report
Couldn't agree more. The bread salad makes it.
Paco Chierici   •  15 Mar   •  Report
Best chicken ever! Worth the effort.
75594ba3a952   •  15 Mar   •  Report
Amazing that it can be so good every time!!!
Hillary Mickell   •  17 Nov   •  Report
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Ingredients for 4 servings

One small chicken, 2 3/4 to 3 1/2-pounds

4 tender sprigs fresh thyme, marjoram, rosemary or sage, about 1/2 inch long

3/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 to 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

A little water

Generous 8 ounces slightly stale open-crumbed, chewy, peasant-style bread (not sourdough)

6 to 8 tablespoons mild-tasting olive oil

1 1/2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar

Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

1 tablespoon dried currants plumped in 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar and 1 tablespoon warm water for ten minutes or so

2 tablespoons pine nuts

2 to 3 garlic cloves, slivered

1/4 cup slivered scallions (about 4 scallions), including a little of the green part

2 tablespoons lightly salted chicken stock or lightly salted water

A few handfuls of arugula, frisée, or red mustard greens, carefully washed and dried

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