Accept Credit Cards Online
sign up today
For recipes, new items, specials and more!
additional help
Order Help
Shipping Details
About Us
Contact Us
Gift Certificates
We Gift Wrap
Related Links

OliveNation is upfront

Fennel Pollen Roast Chicken


3 tbsp. Fennel Pollen
4 tbsp. Planeta Extra Virgin Olive Oil DOP from Sicily
1 3 1/2-lb. chicken
Black Hawaiian Sea Salt

1. Set oven rack in upper third of oven, then preheat oven to 400°. Mix together Fennel Pollen and Planeta Olive Oil in a small bowl, then set aside.
2. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Using a sharp knife or kitchen shears, remove chicken's back by cutting along both sides of the backbone. (Discard backbone or save for making stock.) Position butterflied chicken skin side up and use your fingers to gently pry skin away from as much of the breast and legs as you can without tearing it. Rub pollen mixture under skin, then all over chicken. Season liberally with Black Hawaiian Sea Salt.
3. Set chicken skin side up on a rack set in a shallow roasting pan, and roast until skin is golden and thigh juices run clear, about 1 hour. Set chicken aside to rest for 10 minutes before carving.

You can try this fennel pollen paste on pork and fish, as well as chicken.

Recipe adapted from
Photo courtesy of

Products suggested for this recipe:

Fennel Pollen

From $35.25

Add Fennel Pollen to Cart
Hawaiian Sea Salt
Hawaiian sea salts are unique both in appearance and flavor.
From $11.55

More Details
EVO Planeta from Sicily 500 ml
This oil has a wonderful green color and a fresh bouquet of herbs, citrus fruit, artichokes and tomatoes.
From $6.25

Add EVO Planeta from Sicily 500 ml to Cart