Classic Chicken Dinner Menu

  • Roast Chicken
  • Homemade Pickles
  • Broccoli and Cauliflower (Finzi Contini)
  • Pommes Boulangère (Scalloped Potatoes)
  • Blackberry Puff Pastry Packet

In our pilot episode Randy prepares a classic chicken dinner! Learn how to beautifully roast a chicken with lemon and herbs, make homemade pickles, prepare vegetable “Finzi Contini” and decadent Pommes Boulangère. For dessert there’s a stunning Blackberry Puff Pastry Packet that your guests won’t believe you made yourself.

Stay stress-free from start to finish with Randy’s easy-to-follow timeline and helpful tips to make your Dinner Party Tonight the best one yet!

*Use the timestamps in the phases below to reference specific elements in the video.

PHASE 1 – PREP [0:00]

3:00 pm Prepare a Roast Chicken [0:57]
3:10 pm Prepare Homemade Pickles [4:33]
3:20 pm Prepare Finzi Contini [6:55]
Mise en Place (Putting everything in place for prep) [9:08]

PHASE 2 – START COOKING [12:14]

4:00 pm Put Chicken in the Oven
4:00 pm Macerate Fruit [12:41]
4:10 pm Continue Preparing Finzi Contini [14:10]
4:20 pm Prepare Puff Pastry [15:10]
4:35 pm Make Homemade Pickles [18:14]
4:45 pm Make Pommes Boulangère (Scalloped Potatoes) [19:54]
5:00 pm Start Blackberry Puff Pastry Packet [23:32]
5:30 pm Have a Drink! [25:00]
5:45 pm Put the Chicken in the Oven [25:18]
5:50 pm Continue Blackberry Puff Pastry Packet [25:28]
6:00 pm Prepare Appetizers [27:40]
6:20 pm Check on Chicken in the Oven, Finalize Appetizer Platter, Open Bottles of Wine [28:54]
6:30 pm Put Pommes Boulangère in the Oven [29:30]
6:45 pm Cook Bread Crumbs for Finzi Contini [29:50]

PHASE 3 – GUESTS ARRIVE [33:05]

7:15 pm Take Chicken Out of the Oven [33:23]
7:20 pm Cook Finzi Contini [34:25]
7:30 pm Dinner is Ready to Serve [34:35]
(During Dinner) Cook Dessert [35:30]

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