Roast Half Chicken With Cashew Tarator and Celery

inspired sauce made with cashew
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Roast Half Chicken With Cashew Tarator and Celery

Serves: 5 Time: 01:30 Skill:

This otherwise straight forward chicken dish gets a boost from a restaurant, inspired sauce made with cashew, torn white bread and tart lemon juice.

For the spicy walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar
  • 2 cups walnut halves
For the cashew tarator
  • 2 cups cashews
  • 1 1/4-inch-thick slice white bread, torn
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Kosher salt
For the chicken
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more
  • 1/2 (3 1/2–4-pound) chicken (backbone removed)
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced, plus 1/4 cup celery leaves
  • 1 tablespoon mixed unsalted, roasted seeds (such as pumpkin, sunflower, and/or hemp)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

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