Monday, January 4, 2010

Roast Chicken

Watched Jamie Oliver did the roast turkey on tv and it looks delicious and easy to do, so I tried putting the herb butter mixture on chicken for christmas day dinner, the chicken tasted quite nice and we finish the whole chicken....


1 chicken (approx. 1.5kg)

2 tbsp butter (soften)

2 tsp chopped sage leaves

Black Pepper

1 tsp salt

3 stalk of celery-chopped

3 small carrot – cut into big piece

1 onion- cut into chunks

1 tsp Salt and 1 tsp black pepper

2 tbsp olive oil


1. Rinse chicken, chopped off chicken legs and neck of chicken. Leave aside to let it dry a little. Meanwhile chopped up the vegetables and mix together with salt, black pepper and olive oil.

2. Apply butter herb mixture on chicken and chicken cavity. Place marinated vegetable on foil lined tray, place chicken on top.

3. Place chicken in preheated 180 deg C fan oven, baked for 45min then turn to 200 deg C to bake a further 10-15 min to make the chicken skin more brown.

4. Poke the thick section of chicken (thigh) with a satay stick to check the chicken is cooked. If clearn liquid flow out then is done. Remove chicken from oven, remove chicken on plate, let it cool down a little before serve.


HK Choo said...

Simple and nice, beats the over-sized tough turkey any time ;)

Jennifer said...

As for the potatoes, I follow the show, remove skin of potatoes then boil till it cook thru, then pan fry it gently with some oil and herbs, then bake in oven till the outer layer turns brown...the potatoes turn out nice too.

HK Choo said...

Thanks for sharing the tips on the potatoes as well, I was wondering what are those because I couldn't match any items you mentioned in your recipe to it, hahah...Now I know :)