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'Quick' Roast Chicken with Roasted Veg

Updated: Feb 11

To save time the chicken can be 'spatchcocked' - this is where the whole chicken is flattened to help it cook quicker! It's very easy to do so take a look at the video.


Makes approximately 6 servings

Preparation time is approximately 20 minutes

Cooking time is approximately 1 hour




Ingredients


1 whole free-range chicken

2 tablespoon of olive oil

Mixed herbs, fresh or dried (we'd recommend parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme)

2 cloves of garlic

3 mixed peppers

1 courgette

1 red onion

1 aubergine

Squeeze of lemon

Salt & pepper


How to make your QUICK ROAST Chicken WITH ROASTED VEG


1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (Gas mark 6 or 180°C for a fan oven).

2. Finely chop (or blitz in a processor) the garlic, herbs and oil.

3. Chop down the back of the chicken, turn over and flatten out. Score a few lines in the breast / legs.

4. Add SOME of the herby oil and rub it in. Pop the chicken into the oven for 60 minutes (check it's cooked before serving).

5. While the chicken is cooking, chop the vegetables and coat in the remaining herby oil.

6. Spread into a roasting tray in a single layer and cook for approximately 40 minutes until slightly charred.

To serve: Bulgar wheat or Cous Cous is a tasty option? Or even some new potatoes would be great.

HINTS & TIPS


Follow these tips to make the most of your leftover chicken:

  • Cool leftover chicken as quickly as possible, ideally within 2 hours

  • Divide leftovers into individual portions and refrigerate or freeze. This makes them handy to use in different recipes!

  • Use refrigerated leftovers within 2 days

  • When reheating food, make sure it is heated until it reaches a temperature of 70C for 2 minutes, so that it is steaming hot throughout

  • Always defrost leftovers completely, either in the fridge or in the microwave

  • When defrosted, your chicken should be reheated only once, because the more times you cool and reheat, the higher the risk of food poisoning

  • Cooked chicken that has been frozen and removed from the freezer should be reheated and eaten within 24 hours of fully defrosting

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