Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Minimalist Recipe: Chicken Roast

Everybody has their way of doing roast...and of course, your mum's roast will always be the best! But I wanted to share my roast ideas, as it is dead-simple, and a one tray recipe. I love simplicity of roast. One meal, all in one, all in the oven, all done!

Chicken Roast

You need:
2 whole chickens
olive oil
some veg (potato, onion, carrot, pumpkin, green beans*)

1. Wash the chicken, pat them dry. Lay out on tray.
2. Rub a little bit of olive oil on the chicken.
3. Sprinkle salt on top (lots!)
4. Round up whatever veg you've got, drizzle a tiny bit of olive oil on top.
5. Put the whole tray in the oven on low (160C) for about 1.5-2 hrs.
6. Microwave the beans with a bit of water. Don't put these in the oven!

Of course, if you wanted to go fancy, you can cut up a lemon, and put it in the cavity of the chicken. You could also get some bacon or pancetta (Italian bacon) and mix it with some fresh breadcrumbs and put it in beneath the skin of the chicken breast...but then, you wouldn't be a Minimalist Cook, would you?? ;)


  1. Last week I mixed up tandori paste with yogurt & spread it over the outside of the chicken before baking. Very easy & very yum!