Roast Chicken and Five Onions

Roast Chicken and Five Onions

Citrus and Arugula Salad

Created by Brava



Active Time

~20 min

Total Time

~1 hour 40 minutes


  • 1 leek
  • ½ cup peeled pearl onions
  • 1 cup chopped shallot (1-inch pieces)
  • 1 cup chopped cipollini onions (1-inch pieces)
  • 2 cups diced red onion (1-inch pieces) (about 1 medium onion)
  • 8-10 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 whole chicken (3–6 lb)
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 mandarin oranges
  • ½ lb arugula

From Your Pantry

cooking oil

kosher salt and black pepper

extra-virgin olive oil


mixing bowls

Brava metal tray

Brava TempSensor

kitchen shears or chef’s knife

Nutrition Information

Allergens: None


  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Whole30®
  • Chicken
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Keto
  • Metal Tray
  • Paleo
  • Recipes
  • Serves 4
  • Vegetables

  1. step

    Prep onion mixture

    • Remove root end and top green part of leek. Cut leek lengthwise into quarters, then crosswise into 1-inch pieces; wash and drain well.
    • In medium bowl, toss together leek, pearl onions, shallot, cipollini onions, red onion, garlic, 1 tablespoon cooking oil and a few pinches salt.
    • Evenly spread onion mixture in Zones 1, 2 and 3 of Brava metal tray.

  2. step

    Prep chicken

    • Pat chicken dry with paper towels.
    • Place chicken, breast side down, on cutting board with legs toward you.
    • Using kitchen shears or chef’s knife, cut along one side of backbone through ribs. Cut along other side and remove backbone.
    • Turn chicken, breast side up. Using palm of your hand, press down on breastbone to make breast as flat as possible. Press down on legs and thighs to expose as much skin as possible. Season chicken on both sides with a few pinches of salt and pepper.

  3. step

    Roast chicken & onions

    • Place chicken, breast side up, on top of onion mixture, making sure breast is on left side of tray.
    • Slide metal tray into bottom shelf.
    • Select “Roast Chicken and Five Onions” on your Brava touchscreen and follow instructions.
    • After plugging in TempSensor, insert it horizontally through thickest part of chicken breast toward breastbone.
    • While food cooks, prepare vinaigrette and salad.

  4. step

    Make vinaigrette & salad

    • In small bowl, combine red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper; stir well.
    • Using your hands, peel mandarin oranges and separate into segments.
    • In medium bowl, toss together arugula and mandarin segments. Wait to dress salad until chicken is done.

  5. step

    Carve chicken, dress salad & serve

    • When your food is done, transfer chicken to cutting board and cut into quarters, separating legs and cutting breast in half down the middle.
    • Arrange chicken on individual plates. Spoon some onions around chicken.
    • Season salad with a pinch of salt, then toss with vinaigrette to taste. You may have some vinaigrette left over. Divide salad between plates.