Family meals, don’t have to be so time consuming,
there are options out there that can make life so much easier especially for the busy home cook. This is one of these recipes. It does not require massive fuss, or complex prep, yet there is no compromising on the flavour here whatsoever! While the food is roasting you can go finish up on all the other stuff you need to get done that day.
Chicken is an all time favourite. Most people like chicken, and it is especially popular with kids. The roasting process, intensifies the flavours, making chicken all the more delicious. This method of cooking generates sauce that you can use to baste the chicken as its roasting and also to eventually flavour the potatoes when serving. Using chicken on the bone, creates a richness and depth to the overall flavour, kind of like a broth really, which is normally used to layer flavours of any dish. This self-saucing, super moist, rich chicken will delight the taste buds of all your family members and is super healthy too.
Tip – For days when you have time and are feeling fancy, instead of going for all chicken pieces, you can go for the French chicken supreme cut. This cut allows you to plate this chicken dish beautifully. You can either ask your butcher to prepare the cut for you when buying the chicken or you can carry it out yourself (I have included a video for you below that takes you through the process).
Once cut, you will prepare the chicken as you would the whole chicken. However, you will have to adjust the roasting time (35 minutes).
The key step in this recipe is to marinade the chicken for at least 1 1/2 hours before roasting. Marination here will tenderise the chicken and the flavours will be better absorbed than if not marinated. Here is how it’s done: