Recipe: Antonio Laudisio’s Oven-Roasted Chicken

Antonio Laudisio, a great guy and a great chef, not only was kind enough to join us at the Expo, but also has passed along this mouth-watering recipe for “pollo del forno di nonno.”

Pollo del Forno di Nonno

1 free-range chicken (boned)
1/2 pound of sweet Italian sausage (out of its casing)
4 cloves of garlic
2 sprigs of rosemary
6 spring potatoes (washed, baked in oven and sliced)
Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste)
1/2 cup of good olive oil
Juice of 2 lemons
Chopped flat leaf Italian parsley 

This recipe is meant as an invitation. You can make adjustments to your taste.

The chicken is boned and flattened. Put a layer of potatoes in a large skillet (Lodgeware). Add salt and pepper, some olive oil, crushed garlic and rosemary. Layer the ground sausage on top of the potatoes, and then place the chicken (with skin side up) on top of the sausage. Season with salt and pepper. Place in your Forno Bravo oven at around 450 degrees for about 20 minutes or until done (chicken is bubbling and juice is running clear). If you see skin getting black, cover with romaine lettuce leaves.   Sprinkle with parsley and lemon juice and serve. Enjoy, Antonio.

Antonio’s restaurant, Laudisio, is located in Boulder and focuses on using the freshest local ingredients available. Antonio writes: “My grandfather cooked on the ocean liners coming from Italy in the early 1900s. He moved his family to New York and opened the first family bakery in Brooklyn. Out of this, the family pizzeria/restaurant tradition emerged, first in Florida and then in Colorado. We opened the first Laudisio on the corner of 28th and Iris 20 years ago and then moved to the 29th Street Shopping District in 2006. Through our Italian culture, we respond to the community awareness of real food. We change our menu seasonally to best utilize and reflect the beauty of the Boulder County gardens, waters and farms. We invite you to experience the joy of the Italian table. Cibo Vino Amici: Food, Wine, Friends. What else is there?”

Thank you, Antonio!