I don’t think people understand how easy it is to roast, especially something that taste as good as chicken. Chicken all day, errrrrday. This thing, seriously smells good enough to eat even before you put it in the over to cook! And, once you close that oven door, you basically do nothing for 1 hour and 20 mins. The big up on this, is that you will win. every. time. (as long as you don t over cook it) And, be prepared for the comments of your guests, actually, you could tell me what they said. I would like to know. Just make sure you have witty people at the table. If I was just cooking for me, this would be all I ate. Seriously. I’m gonna make you guys look like pros, it’s real easy, so be confident.
- 1 Organic or Free Range Chicken (don’t be cheap and get the hormone pumped tasteless robotic chicken)
- 3 Carrots
- 3 Celery Sticks
- 2 whole onions
- 1 whole bulb of garlic
- 1 lemon
- HERBS, Herbs, herbs Rosemary, Sage and thyme.
- freshly cracked salt and pepper
Preheat your oven to 240C or 475F
Chop your onions, carrots and celery roughly (wash them but there is no need to peel them, even the onions, leave the outer later on, it adds to the appeal at the end) Break up the bulb of galic and also leave the skin on. Place them in the tray covering the entire surface area. Now for the fun part, Get your chicken, and make sure it knows it’s loved. I like to prick a lemon all over and put it in the microwave for 50 secs to bring out the flavor, this will really boost your chicken so do it! Stuff your chicken’s cavity with 3 cloves of peeled garlic, the lemon from the microwave and a bunch or sage, thyme and rosemary, as I said be heavy handed. You will also need to drizzle olive oil of your chook and rub freshly cracked salt and pepper into it, before placing it on top of your veggies that have also been drizzled in olive oil and salted and peppered….. ha. hmm. You need to tie your chicken up, this is called trussing, this is very important, think of it like some kinda bondage experiment. Sprinkle the remaining herbs over the magnificant spectacle you have created to finish it off! You are a true genius, an ‘artist’! Look at you! Turn the oven down to 200C or 400C and chuck the chicken into the over to ROAST. Set a timer! 120 mins. (Every 40 mins you should baste the chicken, you just should, don t ask questions)
That’s it, simple.
Now you will need Gravy and other Roasted vegies to accompany it. But, you will have to wait for me to post those, until then……. google. I can’t give all my dirty secrets away in one hit.
xx Love Nicole