Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tasty Baked Chicken for Dinner

Quick Tasty Chicken Dish

Made a quick chicken dish today. Used an antibiotic free chicken, medium sized.

How To:

Split the chicken open by cutting through the breast bone. Open and press it flat for even baking. It can also be cut up in large pieces.

Cut a large carrot, half a turnip, 1 large potato, 1 green and 1 red capsicum.
Chop 1 or 2 large onions.
Crush 2 - 3 pips of crushed garlic
Cut up 2 - 3 red tomatoes.

Use any vegetables that can soften easily but onions, carrots and tomatoes make the dish rich and flavourful.

Sprinkle 2 to 3 tablespoonsful of curry power liberally all over chicken and sprinkle enough rock salt to cover top of chicken. It won't be hot as I did not add extra chilli powder or dry chilies.

Rub the seasoning all over the chicken . You may have to add more liquid if your pot is large. More liquid can be added for some gravy but the flavour will be diluted.
1 or 2 tablespoons olive oil can be added for flavour.

Seasonings : curry powder, white pepper, salt

Place the vegetables at the bottom of the heavy pot and add around half or more cup of water. Now place the 'flattened' chicken on top of the vegetables. Cover it with foil to prevent drying up and to retain the flavours.

Bake it at 180 deg C for 50 mins ( or until tender). May take over an hour if you do not split open the chicken.

Remove the foil when chicken is cooked through to brown the top.

This chicken is delicious eaten with bread, mashed potatoes or salad and soup.
Its a simple recipe that can be changed with the addition of other ingredients such as olives, herbs or some lemon juice .

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