Roasted Chicken And Watercress Sandwiches With Cranberry Orange Apple Relish Recipe


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In45 MinServings6
DishMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Cranberries1 Pound (4 Cups)
 Granny smith apples2 , unpeeled, cored and coarsely chopped
 Oranges2 , unpeeled, quartered and coarsely chopped
 Granulated sugar2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Roasting chicken4 Pound
 Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
 Olive oil1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Slivered lemon zest1 Tablespoon
 Lemon juice1 Tablespoon, strained (Juice Of 1 Lemon)
 Fresh thyme/2 teaspoons crushed dried thyme4 Teaspoon
 Fresh rosemary/1 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary2 Teaspoon
 Fresh marjoram/1/2 teaspoon crushed dried marjoram1 Teaspoon
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), finely chopped
 Water1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Greek olives1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Small, Green, Optional)
 Commercial mayonnaise To Taste
 Baguette1 , cut crosswise into 8 equal sections and the sections split horizontally
 Unsalted butter To Taste
 Watercress sprig2
 Salt To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1190 Calories from Fat 520

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 58 g89%

Saturated Fat 15.3 g76.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 221.1 mg

Sodium 497.5 mg20.7%

Total Carbohydrates 113 g37.6%

Dietary Fiber 7.8 g31.1%

Sugars 80.3 g

Protein 56 g111.9%

Vitamin A 17.3% Vitamin C 75.4%

Calcium 10.3% Iron 26.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

2) Using a food processor chop cranberries finely.
3) Put the mixture into a bowl.
4) In the food processor chop apples finely turning the chopped fruit into the bowl with the chopped cranberries.
5) Mix sugar to fruit and mix well. The quantity would be approximately 5 cups.
6) Chill for several hours.
7) Freeze or store relish in refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.
8) Rub chicken with salt and pepper.
9) In a small bowl mix olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, all herbs, garlic and some pepper.
10) Baste chicken with oil mixture both in and out.
11) Turn the chicken on a roasting rack in a roasting pan.
12) Pour oil mixture over the chicken.
13) Add water to the roasting pan.
14) Put in oven and decreased heat to 350 degrees F.
15) Bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, basting chicken with the pan juices every 20 minutes.
16) Put olive to roasting pan during last 30 minutes of cooking.
17) Take off from oven and cool.
18) Prepare sandwiches, spreading mayonnaise on the cut side of one baguette section and butter on the other side.
19) Scrape the meat from roasted chicken and put on the buttered bread.
20) Place peppery sprigs of watercress and some of the relish on the top.
21) Cover sandwiches in plastic wrap.
22) In a small and tight container put the olives for serving on side.
23) Pack in the picnic basket in winter and cooler during summer.

24) Serve warm or cold.