I love roast chicken for a roast dinner and normally a plain old free range bird roasted in the oven will do for me, but this week I really wanted something with more of a kick to it...so here is my recipe, which I have called 'Kickin' chicken. Its super easy and super tasty...and no free range hens were harmed when kickin' this chicken.
Read on to see what to do with the cooked garlic and onions...you won't want to waste any of these amazing flavours, trust me.
1 free range chicken
1 large onion
3 cloves garlic
2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2tsp organic dried mixed herbs
1 tsp (smoked) paprika
1 tsp chilli flakes
1 tsp cumin
2 tbsp olive oil
1. Start by spatchcocking your chicken, this means you cut in in half (breast side down and cut it again to remove the back bone (spine). You need some tough kitchen scissors or a sharp knife to do this. Once the chicken has had its back bone removed flatten it out by pressing it down. The breast should face upwards.
2. Peel and slice a large onion and do the same to 3 cloves of garlic. Place these in the bottom of an oven proof dish, large enough to hold the chicken.
3. Place the chicken on top of the onion/garlic.
5. I roasted my chicken in a 170C degree fan oven for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
We had our juicy spicy Kickin chicken with mashed potatoes and veggies...for an extra flavour hit pile you mashed potatoes high and make a well in the top...use a slotted spoon to add the baked onions and garlic to your mash mountain...