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Caswa's Fancy but Easy Chicken

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Introduction

A really easy way to impress even the fussiest of dinner guests and eaters. Tastes almost like you bought it that way!!!

A really easy way to impress even the fussiest of dinner guests and eaters. Tastes almost like you bought it that way!!!

Ingredients

Serves: 6

Metric Cups
  • 1 chicken
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon dried sage
  • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon powdered rock salt
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 lemon
  • olive oil
  • 1 chicken
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon dried sage
  • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon powdered rock salt
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 lemon
  • olive oil

Method

Caswa's Fancy but Easy Chicken is a community recipe submitted by caswa and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

You will need skewers or toothpicks.

  • Pre-heat oven to 200 (Celsius).
  • Take chicken and make sure all the giblets are gone and neck is removed. From the bottom end run warm water from a tap to get all the blood out.
  • Don't drain it after this, to leave a little water in. Mix thyme, rosemary, sage, pepper, salt and garlic together and then add olive oil and mash it into a paste consistency (can be lumpy)
  • Get the lemon and from one end to the other insert a knife carefully then cut slits about 1cm deep around the outside. Shove half the herb mix and jam the whole lemon up the bottom end of the chicken.
  • Secure the skin around the outside with skewers or toothpicks. Rub the remaining herb mix all over chicken skin. In a roasting tray pour 2 tbsp of oil and put in oven for 10 mins to heat oil then remove tray from oven.
  • Place chicken breast down and place in oven for an hour and a half. Turn chicken at this time and increase oven temp about 20 (Celsius) and leave for another hour. (for smaller chicken reduce time by 1/4)
  • When serving do not remove lemon as this keeps it juicy. Serve with roast veggies or salad.
  • You will need skewers or toothpicks.

  • Pre-heat oven to 200 (Celsius).
  • Take chicken and make sure all the giblets are gone and neck is removed. From the bottom end run warm water from a tap to get all the blood out.
  • Don't drain it after this, to leave a little water in. Mix thyme, rosemary, sage, pepper, salt and garlic together and then add olive oil and mash it into a paste consistency (can be lumpy)
  • Get the lemon and from one end to the other insert a knife carefully then cut slits about 1cm deep around the outside. Shove half the herb mix and jam the whole lemon up the bottom end of the chicken.
  • Secure the skin around the outside with skewers or toothpicks. Rub the remaining herb mix all over chicken skin. In a roasting tray pour 2 tbsp of oil and put in oven for 10 mins to heat oil then remove tray from oven.
  • Place chicken breast down and place in oven for an hour and a half. Turn chicken at this time and increase oven temp about 20 (Celsius) and leave for another hour. (for smaller chicken reduce time by 1/4)
  • When serving do not remove lemon as this keeps it juicy. Serve with roast veggies or salad.
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