Want a go to dish that is so simple to make and yet tastes delicious? Well, this roast chicken is just that! Simple, easy and deeelish!
Cut a head of garlic in half and slice 1 medium onion, into rings, set aside.
Cut a lemon in half and slice some leeks. Set aside. Easy huh?
Here’s an easy go to Chicken rub. Tastes great on steak too.
2 tsp rock salt, 1 tsp freshly coarse cracked black pepper, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp dried garlic, 1 tsp onion powder, 2 tsp paprika, 1 tsp coriander seeds (crushed) and lastly 1 tsp brown sugar. At this point, you can add dried herbs as well like rosemarry, thyme, basil, oregano… the variants are endless. (This rub mixture is good for 1 whole chicken)
You can double or triple the quantities and store the rub in an airtight container until ready to use.
1. Make sure you pat the chicken dry with kitchen towels. This is to ensure that the seasonings stick to the chicken.
2. Rub the spice mix all over the chicken making sure to season the cavity as well.
3. Squeeze half of the lemon onto the chicken, making sure to cover it completely. Add the squeezed lemon half, leeks and garlic into the cavity of the bird and set on top of the prepared baking dish. You can add lemongrass inside as well. It gives it such a delicious flavour.
4. In a bowl, combine 2 Tbsps kikkoman and 1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce. Pour this mixture over the chicken.. don’t forget the cavity…. (Sorry I wasn’t able to take photographs of this step. My apologies)
Bake chicken at 375F for about 45 mins to 1 hour (depending on the size of the bird) or until the internal temperature of the thigh area reaches 175F or if the juices run clear. Serve with Potatoes, caramelized onions (what we used to bake with the chicken) and stir fried beans.
Don’t forget the Jus…. just pour on top of carved chicken and serve.