Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Roasted Chicken ala PizzalChick

I love watching cooking shows.  By cooking shows I mean those shows that features experienced chefs, those owning a restaurant, or extra-ordinaire home-cooks.  Like those featured in "Bizzare food America", "Eden Eats", and my latest love, "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives".

When I saw a roasted chicken being featured at "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives" (hosted by Guy Fieri) I immediately took my black notebook and pen and diligently wrote the ingredients for PizzalChick Roast chicken.  Two days later, I was cooking a roasted chicken adapted from the PizzalChick roast chicken recipe.

I used a few tricks of my own which I've learned as I cook on an almost daily basis, like brining the chicken to make the end result juicier.  Though I did not use all the ingredients I was able to list down, such as the kafir leaves (I have no idea where to get a kafir leaf in our side of the world.  I haven't even seen a lime leaf here) my roasted chicken turned out great and delicious.  The chicken was really flavorful and succulent.  My husband loved it :-) He even told me that I am getting better at roasting hahaha

Make sure to serve some greens along with this scrumptuous roasted chicken.  I always have a boiled green leafy vegetable on the side :-) A chilled white wine would be nice too :-)

By the way, PizzalChik is a restaurant located in Idaho.  They serve pizza, salad, and chicken.  And we haven't been there :D


Ingredients :

Chicken - 1 whole
Vegetable Oil

Rub & Stuffings:
Oregano, dry & ground - 1 tsp
Marjoram, dry & ground -  1 tsp
Thyme, dry & ground - 1 1/2 tsp
Basil, dry & ground - 1 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 1/2 to 2 tbsp
Garlic, minced - 3 tbsp (5 large cloves
Iodized Salt - 1 tsp
Black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Button mushrooms, finely chopped

For Brining:
Water - enough to cover the chicken
salt - 4 tsp

Cooking Procedure :

1. Dissolve salt in water just enough to cover the chicken. Brine chicken for at least 4 hours.  Clean and pat the chicken dry. 


2. Mix all the ingredients for the rub & stuffing together. Rub them under the skin of the entire chicken and stuff some in its cavities. Truss chicken.   Let stand for at least 30 minutes. 

3. Brush the skin of the chicken with oil.
4. Cover a baking pan with aluminum foil and grease it with oil.  
5.  Preheat oven to 250 degrees Celsius.  Roast chicken for at least 20 minutes. Remove any drippings / liquids from the pan.  Set aside the drippings
6.  Lower to 200 degrees Celsius and roast until chicken is done.  Remove any drippings / liquids from the pan.  Set aside the drippings

The chicken is cooked when the water runs out clear when you poke the chicken in its meaty area (legs & breast)

7.  Make the chicken gravy by mixing white wine and water  with the drippings.  

You can pour the gravy on the chicken before serving or you can also eat the chicken without the gravy. 

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PizzalChick Roasted Chicken Recipe 
shown on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives : Guy Fieri : Food Network

I got it from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

Chicken - 1 whole
Oregano, dry & ground
Sage, dry & ground
Thyme, dry & ground
Basil, dry & ground
Kafir Leaves
Lemon juice
Garlic, minced
Kosher salt
Black pepper
Wild mushrooms

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