Sometimes you just need a Roast Dinner and when you are living alone,
I guess it seems like it's not worth doing, but I assure you it is.
These days of course you can buy any old cut of meat to feed one, with usually some interesting leftovers for the next day.
Baby lamb rumps, or in this case a Chicken leg...
It is so simple, quick prep, into the oven and plonk down in front of TV with your favourite tipple. while it cooks away
A virtual one pan cook, Less dishes you say?
Recently I have been cooking my chicken, as I learnt from Thomas Keller of
The French Laundry, fame.
Purely season and cook
Lovely crisp skin, very moist chicken, just the way I like it
I will post his instructions for a whole chicken, shortly
Just cut them into small cubes, everything will cook at the same time
I had some chicken fat in the fridge, extra chicken flavour, so I used that, but normally I would use Olive Oil
So for my Roast Chicken I used
1 Chicken Maryland (leg)
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 a capsicum any colour, cut into cubes
1 red onion large chop
Olive Oil or Fat of your choice
Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Pre-Heat your oven to 200C
Add a good slosh of Oil to your roasting pan
Pop it into the oven to heat the fat
Throw your prepared vegetables into the tin
Season with S & P
The idea with the chicken, is to keep it dry and let it cook in its own fat and juices
So pat the leg dry, with a paper towel
Season it well , both sides with salt and pepper
Place on top of your vege
Into the oven
Cook for 25 minutes
Remove and toss the vege around in all of the chicken juices
and shuffle the chicken so that it is flat on the pan with all the vege around the sides
so that they will all brown
Back into the oven for another 10 minutes
Slip a sharp knife or metal skewer into the leg, the juices should run clear
Remove and let rest for about another 5-8 minutes.
Meanwhile while they are resting
Cook your frozen peas in the micro wave
Should take about 2 minutes on high
Throw into the pan and mix
Yes I did have leftover Vege, They are going to be in a pasta dish.