Bacon, onion, fresh herbs, gorgeous greens—what's not to love? This recipe, created by the Obama family's White House chef, Sam Kass, gives ordinary chicken a mouthwatering kick. More White House recipes

Note: This recipe calls for marinating the chicken at least one hour or overnight.
Serves 4

  • 3 Tbsp. chopped mixed fresh herbs (such as rosemary, thyme, sage and parsley)
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 3-to-4-pound chicken, quartered
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • 2 bunches either kale, collard greens or mustard greens, stemmed and torn (a mix can also be used)
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock

Mix the herbs, mustard and olive oil in a nonreactive baking dish. Add the chicken, season with salt and pepper, and turn to coat evenly. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator at least 1 hour or overnight.

Preheat the oven to 450°.

Place the chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet and roast until the meat is cooked through and the skin is crisp, 30 to 40 minutes.

Meanwhile, sauté the bacon in a deep pan or Dutch oven over medium heat until rendered, about 5 minutes. Add the onion and cook until translucent, 6 to 7 minutes. Add the greens, in batches, and sauté until wilted, about 4 minutes.

Add the chicken stock, cover and gently braise over low heat until tender, about 40 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and serve with the chicken.
FROM: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama
Published on May 02, 2011


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