Wednesday, February 08, 2006

An appetite for... roasted chicken

After Nigella... Nigel. Slater.

Thanks to Heather, at Champagneminimalist Foodie, I have discovered him!

This roasted chicken is the first one I have tried from Appetite. And it certainly is not the last one.

Wonderfully simple. Nice golden and crispy skin, tender and flavourful meat... what more can you ask for?

Roast chicken

1 chicken, preferably organic or naturally raised
1 bulb of garlic, cut in half
1 lemon, cut in half
Butter, salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400 F. Place the chicken in an oven-proof dish and pat it with butter. Place the garlic and half a lemon in the cavity. Squeeze the second lemon half on the chicken and place it back in the cavity. Salt and pepper liberally. Place in the oven. Calculate 30 minutes of baking per pound of chicken. Reduce heat to 350 F if the skin browns too quickly.


Blogger Heather said...

He is absolutely wonderful!

You are going to love his cookbook!

I can't say enough good things about him.

February 10, 2006 8:52 a.m.  

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