Boston Market Corporation--formerly Boston Chicken Inc.--grew rapidly after its start in 1985. The quick expansion, however, proved to be the demise of the firm, and in 1998 Boston Market was forced to declare bankruptcy. McDonald's Corporation purchased the struggling chain of restaurants in 2000 and implemented a turnaround strategy designed to rebuild the Boston Market brand. In 2002, the company operated 650 company-owned restaurants in 28 states that offered home-style entrees, fresh vegetables, sandwiches, salads, soups, side dishes, and desserts. Boston Market also offers catering services along with frozen meals available in supermarkets through a partnership with HJ Heinz Company.




Tuscan Herb Chicken

For a limited-time, Boston Market is offering a variation on their signature Rotisserie Chicken by debuting an herby version they're calling "Tuscan Herb Rotisserie Chicken."

The new menu item is described as "Our signature chicken seasoned with a blend of Tuscan-inspired herbs and spices."  Boston Market is offering a combo where you can get half a Tuscan Herb chicken, two sides, and a piece of corn bread for $7.99.

Tuscany is a region of Italy known for its simple cuisine. Tuscany herbs tend to contain a base of rosemary, sage, and garlic, but can vary a bit. To make this at home

Boston Market Copycat Recipe

Serves 4-6

1 whole(3 1/2-pound) chicken
1 tablespoon olive oil or butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 clove garlic, crushed with press
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper
1/2 cup water

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Remove bag with giblets and neck from chicken cavity; discard or reserve for another use. In cup, mix olive oil, herbs, and garlic. With fingertips, gently separate skin from meat on chicken breast. Rub herb mixture on meat under skin. Tie legs together with string. Rub chicken all over with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1 1/4 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper.

Place chicken, breast side up, on rack in small roasting pan (13" by 9"). Pour 1/4 cup water into roasting pan. Roast chicken 1 hour or until juices run clear when thickest part of thigh is pierced with tip of knife and temperature on meat thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh reaches 175 degrees.

When chicken is done, lift from roasting pan and tilt slightly to allow juices inside cavity to run into pan. Place chicken on platter. Let chicken stand 10 minutes to allow juices to set for easier carving. Remove rack from roasting pan. Skim and discard fat from pan juices. Add remaining 1/4 cup water to pan juices; cook 1 minute on medium, stirring constantly. Serve chicken with pan juices.


This promotion ran in the spring of 2014.
From the menu:

  • Parmesan Tuscan Chicken: Rotisserie chicken made with Tuscan-inspired herbs including oregano, rosemary and sage, as well as garlic, black pepper, red pepper, nutmeg and a creamy Parmesan garlic sauce. (basically the same recipe as above with the addition of a new sauce added after the chicken has finished cooking). The chicken is priced the same as its regular rotisserie chicken, which varies by market.

Garlic Parmesan Sauce

1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated

In a small glass bowl, melt butter in microwave. Whisk into butter the garlic powder, onion salt and pepper. Place the hot baked chicken on a serving platter and drizzle with the butter mixture several times while the meat rests. Top with parmesan cheese just before serving.


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  2. They have a new recipe with a creamy garlic parmesan sauce. Do you know what's in it?

    1. They lather that on after the chicken is already cooked and then dust it with spices. It might be just that simple. Parm garlic cream and butter with a little cornstarch heated in a pan

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