Thursday, 1 January 2015

Bacon Dressed Grilled Chicken

1 Whole Chicken With Skin - Approximately 900 Grams
Seasoning :
50 Grams Soft Butter.
3-5 Sprigs Rosemary.
Juice of One Lemon.
1 Teaspoon Garlic Paste.
Salt & Freshly Pounded Black Peppercorns.
6-8 Rashers of Bacon.

Mix the seasoning ingredients , apply on the skin of the chicken , under the skin where possible and inside the cavity , also stuff the cavity with one lemon cut into two and de seeded along with a green chili or two and some herbs.Truss the chicken.

Chop 2 carrots and slice 2 onions , add 8-10 cloves whole garlic and some celery along with one tablespoon olive oil. Mix all of this and put in the bottom of a casserole and place the chicken on top of the veggies , breast side up . Take 6-8 rashers of bacon and cover the breast side with the bacon as shown in the pic.

Tightly seal the casserole ( I used a le Creuset dish with  a heavy lid ) and bake 45 minutes. Open once , baste the chicken with its juices and cook another 30 minutes sealed.By now the chicken will be beautifully roasted.You can if you desire open the lip in the last 10 minutes to get the skin slightly crackling.Rest the bird for 20 minutes and sit down to a delicious meal .
Bacon here takes this roast to delicious levels infusing it's delicious aroma and flavors into the chicken and base vegetables .
Roasted Potatoes
8 Medium Sized Potatoes - Wash but dont peel.Take about 3 tablespoons oil , add garlic paste , salt and pepper along with some herbs. I used fresh basil.Mix well , add potatoes to this mixture and bake in an oven sealed with silver foil till done. Potatoes cooked this way taste amazing .

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