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cooking 16

INGREDIENTS

6 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened2 tsp dried rosemary leaves, divided1 whole roasting chicken (3-1/2 lb.)6 Tbsp KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing, divided2 lb red potatoes (about 5), cut into 1 inch chunks6 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled2 green onions, sliced

DIRECTIONS

  1. HEAT oven to 375°F.
  2. MIX cream cheese, 1 tsp. rosemary and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Starting at neck of chicken, use handle of wooden spoon or fingers to carefully separate skin from meat of the breast, thighs and legs of chicken, being careful to not tear the skin. Spoon cream cheese mixture under skin; use fingers to push and spread some of the mixture out to thighs and legs. Place chicken in shallow pan. Brush with 2 Tbsp. dressing.
  3. TOSS potatoes with remaining dressing, rosemary and pepper in separate pan. Bake chicken and potatoes 1-1/4 hours or until chicken is done (165ºF), stirring potatoes every 30 min.
  4. TRANSFER chicken to large serving dish, reserving juices in pan. Let chicken stand 10 min. Meanwhile, add bacon and onions to potatoes; mix lightly. Spoon around chicken in dish. Skim fat from reserved chicken juices in pan; discard. Spoon juices over chicken and potatoes.

source: KitchenDaily.com

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