Pollo alla Diavola (the Devil’s Chicken Went Down to Georgia)

This recipe is a favorite of Milosi’s own Taylor Milliken. DevilsChicken Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali Ingredients2 (2 1/2 to 3 pound) chickens, cleaned and trimmed 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon plus 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 4 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste Salt, to taste 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 bunches Italian parsley, leaves only 1 red onion, thinly sliced 12 cherry tomatoes, cut in half 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar Chili oil, recipe follows HOT CHILI OIL: OLIO PICCANTE 2 cups extra-virgin olive oil 10 jalapeno peppers, coarsely chopped 4 tablespoons red chili flakes Directions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Season the chicken inside and out with salt and pepper. Truss the chickens and brush each one with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place in 1 or 2 roasting pans and roast until browned but only half-cooked, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the 4 tablespoons black pepper, a pinch of salt and the mustard and stir well to combine. Drizzle in the 1 tablespoon olive oil and mix well. Once the chickens are half-cooked, remove from the oven and brush each with the black pepper and mustard mixture. Return to the oven and continue roasting until the juices run clear from a pricked spot, about another 30 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before carving. While the chicken rests, in a medium-sized bowl, combine the parsley, red onion, tomatoes, remaining 3 tablespoons oil, sherry vinegar and salt and pepper, to taste, and toss well to combine. Allow 1 breast and 1 leg per portion. Drizzle each portion with the pan juices and hot chili oil, top with the parsley salad and serve immediately. HOT CHILI OIL: In a small saucepan, combine the oil, pepper and chili flakes. Heat to 140 degrees F and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to sit overnight or for 8 hours. Strain out solids. Yield: 2 cups Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/mario-batali/pollo-alla-diavola-the-devils-chicken-went-down-to-georgia-recipe.html?oc=linkback