Roast Chicken

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Ingredients (for 4ppl):

Main Ingredients:

  • Corn fed Chicken
  • Gravy
  • One Onion
  • Thyme

Stuffing (optional):

  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Handful pack of mushrooms
  • A medium swig of dry sherry
  • Dried sage
  • Dried thyme
  • 1.5 slices of brown bread
  • 50g Maztah meal
  • 60ml chicken stock
  • 1 tsp of spoon of chicken fat

Goes Well With:

  • Roast Potatoes
  • Seasonal Vegetables

Utensils:

  • Baking tray with rack above
  • Pryex dish
  • Saucepan

Instructions

Stuffing (20min):

Can make the day before and refridgerate & mushrooms can be swapped with dried fruit and/or chunks of apple

  1. Blitz the bread slices into breadcrumbs
  2. Add Matzah meal to the breadcrumbs, lightly salt and mix well
  3. Cut onion in half and thinly slice, add to a frying pan with oil and chicken fat and minced garlic on a low heat and sweat until soft (approx 5 minutes)
  4. Cube mushrooms small and add to frying pan and raise heat
  5. Season with sage, thyme and freshly ground black pepper
  6. Add large swig of sherry and chicken stock
  7. Simmer for 3-4 minutes and then add everything in the frying pan into to bread and Matzah meal mix, then mix thoughrouly

Prepare (10min):

  1. Turn oven to 200 degrees
  2. Pour boiling water inside chicken, clean out insides and pluck any large feathers still attached
  3. Pour boiling water on the outside of the chicken so skin tightens against the chicken flesh

Cooking (75min):

  1. Put cubed onion and thyme into chicken (or stuffing), on a baking tray with 1cm of water underneath and put into the oven for 75minutes (needs basting half way through)