How to cook Roast Chicken - Walsall
15th June 2013
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Sufficient - 4 ppersons 

seasonable - all year


  • Chicken
  • salt
  • pepper
  • lemon thyme (optional)
  • olive oil/butter

Preheat your oven to 375F/190C/Gas Mark 5

Season the chicken with salt and a little pepper. Some lemon thyme placed inside the cavity will add to the flavour. Drizzle with a little olive oil or spread a little room temperature butter onto the breasts. Place into the oven for 20 minutes per lb(454g). Near the end of the cooking time, turn up the oven to help the crispness of the skin.


Bread Sauce:

(sometimes over looked, but a joy with roast chicken and worth the effort)


  • 120g/4-5oz white breadcrumbs
  • 1pt 570ml milk
  • 10 cloves
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 80g butter
  • nutmeg
  • salt and black pepper to season

Place the milk into a pot and make a incision into the onion and push in the bay leaf and stud with the cloves. Place the onion into the milk and gently simmer to infuse the milk. Before adding the breadcrumbs remove the onion. Add breadcrumbs and stir gently over the heat till it thickens, season with salt and pepper, a little grated nutmeg can be added to taste, finally stir in the butter. For a little extra decadence you could also add some cream.

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