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The Reason the Chicken Crossed the Road... Chicken Asiago

The Reason the Chicken Crossed the Road... Chicken Asiago
Chef Larry Edwards/Casa de Cuisine

Is there anything more simple that roasting a chicken? You basically just turn on the oven, place the chicken inside and then wait and drool. If you are as much a fan of roasted chicken as I am, then you are going to go absolute bonkers for Chicken Asiago. It is an Italian influenced roasted chicken laden with the scrumptious taste of Asiago cheese.

To properly prepare this chicken you will have to split the bird (also known as butterflying the chicken). You also want to make sure you have a very good quality Asiago cheese. Most supermarkets these days have wonderful deli sections which feature fresh Asiago cheese.

So all you basically have to do to prepare this dish is split the chicken, season and prepare it and pop it in the oven. It can't really get any easier than that unless I cooked and served it for you and well, that just isn't gonna happen!

Ingredients needed to make Chicken Asiago (serves 4):

  • 1 whole chicken, split (backbone removed so it can be laid out).
  • 1 tsp. seasoning salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbs. rosemary, minced
  • 1 Tbs. thyme, minced
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup sherry
  • 1 Tbs. chili oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Asiago cheese


  1. Once you have split the chicken, pat it dry with a paper towel.
  2. In a small bowl combine the seasoned salt, garlic, rosemary and thyme. Set the bowl aside.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together the melted butter, sherry and chili oil. Liberally brush this mixture over the entire chicken.
  4. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture over the chicken.
  5. Sprinkle the grated Asiago cheese over the chicken. Let the chicken rest 30 minutes at room temperature.
  6. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  7. Place the chicken in a roasting pan.
  8. Place in oven and roast 45 minutes or to desired doneness.
  9. Remove from oven and let rest 5 minutes before carving and serving.

The new cookbook from Chef Larry Edwards is now available from and bookstores worldwide. One of the most anticipated cookbooks of the year, "Edwardian Cooking: Inspired by Downton Abbey's Elegant Meals."

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