The green goddess dressing in this recipe works overtime as both a marinade for the roast chicken and as a finishing drizzle over this cobb-inspired spring salad.

Martha Stewart Living, May 2022

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Credit: Con Poulos

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
total:
6 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
4
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  • Combine buttermilk, mayonnaise, anchovies, garlic, herbs, scallions, mustard, lemon zest and juice, and oil in a blender. Purée until smooth; season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Pat chicken dry and season generously with salt. Place in a resealable bag and add 2 cups dressing; seal and massage to evenly coat chicken in dressing. Refrigerate at least 4 hours and up to 1 day. Cover and refrigerate remaining dressing until ready to use.

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  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Remove chicken from refrigerator and let stand 30 minutes at room temperature. Wipe excess dressing from chicken and lightly pat dry; place on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment. Drizzle with oil and season lightly with salt. Roast, breast-side up, until skin is dark golden and a thermometer inserted into thickest part registers 160°, 40 to 50 minutes (depending on size). Let stand 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain and cool. Toss lettuce, pea shoots, snap peas, radishes, and bacon with one-third of reserved dressing. Season with salt and pepper. Carve chicken and serve alongside salad, with remaining dressing.

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