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Question- i am not a big fan of dates (the fruit- not the experience). do you have any recommended substitutes? thanks

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I've made this dozens of times and it is easily "my" best and most beautiful roast chicken recipe (I love to whole roast a chicken). I usually serve with the TJ's Harvest grains blend: http://exploringtraderjoes.blogspot.com/2017/03/trader-joes-harvest-grains-blend.html

NEVER DISAPPOINTS!

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I really want to make this but I can never find a chicken that small in the grocery - any advice?

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Just bought a Dutch oven and have plans to make it this weekend! Also love the folklore/coffee/rainy day vibes. Where did you get that ceramic coffee mug you’re holding at the end of the video? It’s very cute.

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Thank you for this! (My husband nicknamed me the Thigh Master - so I'm always looking for ways to live up to my name) I loved your episode on dill, but was unable to comment for whatever reason (some difficulty signing in? drat) I too am 1/2 Jewish - I bill myself as the ultimate in breakfast food: 1/2 English Muffin and 1/2 Bagel.

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Hey Alison! Hopefully you see this question.

I've cooked this recipe many times and it is delicious! In the book tho you said to put the lid once you put the chicken in the oven. The chicken skin always ended up being soft tho. Is that why you now say to not put the lid? Thanks!

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Also wondering about date substitutes! Would dried apricots work?

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This looks so good. I can't wait to give it a whirl. But I have to tell you, I just love your comment about apathy and nobody cares anymore but of course we have the time, etc. So, so spot on! That's a quotable paragraph, that is.

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When does the salt happen??

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I actually love dates and grew up in Thermal where all Medjool dates in the US come from. But I’m actually allergic! Can you make it without dates?

It’s very sad because I love them and date shakes.

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I want to make this for a dinner party!!!! Oh, to have dinner parties again...

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Great dish! My chicken never browned that thoroughly, even after additional time in the oven unfortunately.

It turns into a hell of a soup day two with the addition fennel, carrot, celery, onion, garlic, rice, and finished with cilantro, mint, and scallion, and a squeeze of fresh lemon.

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This glorious one-pot chicken has kept me mentally alive throughout the pandemic. Makes me so happy every time I make it! And then I use the leftover chicken so many other Alison-ways!

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Which way is leg side down?! I’m confused

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Hi! Hoping someone who has made this before sees this! I’ve been eyeing this for dinner and have all the ingredients for the whole chicken version, but there’s only two of us so we usually like to use roast chicken leftovers throughout the week - are the leftovers of this dish fairly versatile?

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Alison! Please tell me about your jeans in this video!

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