Sorry, I'm not a fan here. I made a lot of the modifications that other reviewers suggested and it was not worth the effort, imo. I rubbed my spices under the skin with some olive oil. I put potatoes, onions and carrots both beneath the chicken in place of the aluminum foil. I also put these inside the chicken cavity along with plenty of minced garlic. I added chicken broth and 3/4 cup red wine and let it go. About 2 hrs before it was finished, I added more chopped onions and potatoes. One person suggested adding the extra ingredients about 1 hr before it's done but I had a feeling it would not be cooked enough. Sure enough, even with 2 hrs, they were only half done. My biggest regret was not using a cheesecloth or a bunch of string around the chicken, because it totally disintegrated when I went to pull it out. Bones everywhere. So after about 20 minutes of fishing out bones, I finally could sit down to enjoy. It was not worth the wait. The potatoes, onions and carrots on the bottom were MUSH and those I added at the end were under-cooked. The sauce was mediocre at best. The chicken had little flavor. The smell in the house during day was amazing and I had really high hopes for this. But I think I expected it to be like a roasted dish with the same results and less fuss. But it wasn't. It was a chore to eat the remainder not wanting to waste it. I continued to enjoy fishing for bones still days later. Sorry..this one doesn't fly.
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Sorry, I'm not a fan here. I made a lot of the modifications that other reviewers suggested...