Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Roasted Chicken with Herb and Lemon Stuffing

 I'm not sure if I can hold my head up high as I write this. I could feel my cheeks slightly flushed with embarrassment. It's true. I have never attempted roasting a chicken since I started cooking years ago. It's one of those tasks that seems huge and too much work to me. I think I used to assume that anything that takes more than 30 minutes to cook must be hard.

I started reading up on how to roast a chicken and was surprised to learn that it's really... all in my head. The preparation work may take a tad longer than what I am used to, but having a fresh roasted chook in our humble kitchen is pretty amazing. More like a sense of achievement (ha ha, yes i know, simple things amazes me). The crisp skin, moist meat and addictive stuffing.. argh.. why haven't I discover this little secret before?

But you will not laugh at me... will you?

Roasted Chicken with Herb and Lemon Stuffing (serves around 5-6)
1.6kg of organic free range chicken
2 tablespoon of olive oil
sprinkle of salt

3 cups of a day old multigrain breadcrumbs
a tablespoon of margarine
2 tablespoon of mixed herbs
1 tsp of lemon zest
1 tablespoon of garlic
half an onion sautéed

wash and pat chicken dry. Trim any fat that you can see. Preheat oven at 200C.

Combine stuffing together. Spoon stuffing into chicken cavity. Tie legs together. Brush or using your hands, oiled chicken. Sprinkle generous amount of salt on chicken. Roast it for 1 hr till golden brown. Serve with crisp potatoes and veges.

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tigerfish said...

Indeed, success on the first attempt! :) the herb lemon stuffing sounds good.

Babe_KL said...

You're so lucky to hv a successful chook on your first try! Hahaha mine got better the 2nd time round :p

Little Corner of Mine said...

Congrats on your first roasted chicken! I bet we will be seeing more from you. ;)

Kitchen Belleicious said...

your first attempt- seriously, it looks like you have done it forever- it looks perfectly cooked and just gorgeous

The Sudden Cook said...

Roasting a chicken gets easier - you're right it might seem a bit daunting but it really isn't!

Quay Po Cooks said...

I am sure the herd lemon stuffings add a wonderful flavor to this roast bird. First time success? That doesn't happen to me very often hehe. Congrats.

Joanne said...

It took a LONG time for me to roast a chicken as's kind of an unnerving process! The lemon stuffing must make it super delicious, though!

Little Inbox said...

I would love to try this out too. Have not try stuffed chicken before.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

this is my typical weekend meal, lazy to work with wok and fire, i like to just roast chicken over weekend..Glad you have discovered this great idea..

lena said...

oh, will never laugh at you! dont you just love roasting now? using mixed herbs is a delicious idea, my simplest version of roasted chicken is just rub some salt onto the chicken and roast them!

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