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Simple Roast Chicken

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An easy roast chicken that can be made with whatever sauces and herbs you have in your pantry.
  Whole chicken 1 Large, cleaned, skin retained
  Sweet chilli sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lemon juice 3 Tablespoon
  Yellow mustard 1 Tablespoon
  Barbecue sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Oil 2 Tablespoon, divided
  Salt To Taste
  Dried basil leaves 2 Teaspoon, divided
  Lime leaves 2 Pinch, dried, crushed
  Black pepper 1 Pinch
  Lemon grass stalk 2 , broken to small pieces
  Ginger root 1 , sliced (Thai Ginger)

1. In a bowl, add sweet chili sauce, lemon juice, mustard, BBQ sauce, 1 tablespoon oil, salt to taste, 1 teaspoon basil and 1 large pinch of crushed lime leaves. Mix it well till combined. Set aside.
2. In another bowl add 1 tablespoon oil, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon basil, 1 large pinch of lime leaves and black pepper. Mix well till it forms a paste.
3. Clean the chicken and place it in a bowl. Rub the oil-basil paste well under the skin, inside the cavity and all over the chicken.
4. Coat the chicken well with the sweet chili sauce - mustard mixture all over, inside the cavity and under the skin.
5. Using a knife make slits in the flesh of the chicken. Leave it to marinate slit side down in the bowl for a minimum of 3 hours (Best overnight).
6. Preheat the oven to the required temperature.

7. In a baking dish or bowl, transfer the marinated chicken skin side down (thighs facing upwards). Pour the rendered marinade all over the chicken.
8. Place the lemon grass and Thai ginger pieces in the cavity and place it in the oven till done (For every 1Kg chicken, it takes around 1 hour to cook).
9. Remove from the oven and let it sit for a few minutes before serving.

10. In a serving platter, serve the roast chicken hot with rice or bread or with salad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
High Protein, Low Carb
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
If you have a whole chicken, this is the recipe you must try. The chef is using herbs and spices that are available in her kitchen and so can you. It is important that the chicken is with the skin and follow the marinating process which ensures that the chicken is well seasoned. Another important step is to make cuts in the chicken to allow the marinade penetrate into the meat, so we get a delicious roasted meat in every bite.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 649 Calories from Fat 386

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 43 g66%

Saturated Fat 11.5 g57.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 187.5 mg62.5%

Sodium 661.5 mg27.6%

Total Carbohydrates 14 g4.7%

Dietary Fiber 0.97 g3.9%

Sugars 7.5 g

Protein 47 g94.1%

Vitamin A 10.6% Vitamin C 15.2%

Calcium 6.7% Iron 17.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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