4 January 2012

Roast Chicken

 For 2-3 people
This recipe was inspired by one of my favorite cook: Jamie Oliver
You need
1 chicken about 1 kg (possibly free range)
Fresh thyme
Salt and pepper
Half lemon (unwaxed)
Olive oil
3 cloves of garlic

Get the chicken out of the fridge at least half an hour before cooking it (This step is not strictly necessary if you don’t have the time)
Switch on the oven at 200 degrees Celsius
Wash the thyme and separate the little leaves from the stalks, preserving the stalks
Spread the leaves all over the chicken, rub some olive oil, sprinkle some salt and pepper
Put the stalks and the half lemon inside the cavity 
Place it in a pan and put it in the oven for the thirty minutes
In the meantime, bash the garlic and half the tomatoes
After half an hour, get the chicken out of the oven, lift it up (I am obsessed with kitchen gadgets, so I have got myself this big fork, but you will be fine with two smaller forks!), add tomatoes and garlic to the pan, place the chicken on top and put back in the oven for another half hour.
To check if the chicken is cooked, pierce with a fork: lovely clear juices should come out of it.
Leave it to rest for at least 10 minutes covered in foiled
Slice it and buon appetito!
Please: be careful when you handle raw poultry: wash your hands and all the surfaces very well.


1 comment:

  1. what a big fork!!! another thing to be moved :)
    I will try the recipe asap! it sounds delicious