pondělí 3. srpna 2009

Roast chicken - the way I do it

Everybody loves roast chicken and there are hundreds and hundreds of recipes. For us, a whole roasted chicken is the perfect comfort food. It's easy as a piece of cake.

1 chicken - I prefer to buy the yellow ones, but this time there were none
1/2 small lemon - I always buy the organic ones
5 big cloves of garlic + 1 whole bulb
herbs - thyme, rosemary
olive oil
potatoes -about 1 kg
Wash the chicken, sprinkle it generously with salt and pepper. Cut the carefully washed lemon into quarters and put inside the chicken along with 2 cloves of garlic and a few stems of rosemary or thyme, or both. Place the chicken into a baking dish and pour some olive oil over it. Let stand in the fridge for 6 hours at least. When ready to cook peel the potatoes, or don't peel them if they are new potatoes. Cut them into pieces and place into the baking dish along with the chicken. Add salt and pepper to taste, add 5-6 stems of herbs and 3 cloves of garlic cut into pieces. Cut the whole garlic bulb in half and place into baking dish. Sprinkle with olive oil and cover with alfoil. Cook covered at 180C for 45 minutes, uncover and cook for another 45 minutes until a crust forms. Occasionally smear the chicken with the juice that forms at the bottom. Serve and enjoy!

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