Farmer Focus™ Roasted Chicken with Pears, Onions and Herbs

Farmer Focus™ Roasted Chicken with Pears, Onions and Herbs

A lovely, fresh take on everyone’s favorite!


  • 4 Servings
  • 1 Farmer Focus whole chicken, 3-1/2 – 4 lbs
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 – 3 rosemary sprigs
  • 2 Bosc pears, halved
  • 1 large red onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 lemon, halved


  1. Preheat oven to 375º.
  2. Slide your fingers under the skin of the chicken breast and into the thighs. Prick the fat on the breast and thighs with a skewer a few times.
  3. Rub 1 tablespoon olive oil all over the chicken, sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt, sprinkle the cavity with salt and add the rosemary sprigs.
  4. Tuck the wings and tie the legs at the ends. Put the chicken into a roasting pan and roast 20 minutes.
  5. Toss the pears, red onions and halved lemon in 2 tablespoons olive oil, season with ½ teaspoon salt and add to the roasting pan.
  6. Lower the oven to 350º and continue roasting about 40 minutes, basting a few times, until the meat between the thighs and breast is 165º.
  7. Remove chicken to a serving platter and let it rest 10 minutes. Remove the pears, onions and lemon from the pan and arrange them around the chicken.
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