This is a recipe for incredibly tasty and crisp roast chicken - and it's very easy and fast. Total preparation time is just an hour. It's the covering of the chicken pieces with butter that makes this chicken so incredibly crispy and tasty.
Ingredients for 4Show US units
|2||cloves||fresh garlic (medium size, 3g each)||(6 grams)|
|1 1/4||teaspoon||hot chili paste||(6 grams)|
|1/8||teaspoon||ground black pepper||(0.4 grams)|
Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius / 400 Fahrenheit / Gas Mark 6.
See step-by-step instructions below.
Best with roast vegetables and a salad.
|Take out the fatty bits from inside the chicken.|
|Cut off the "pope's nose".|
|Cut chicken in half along the back first. You need a decent knife for this.|
|Then cut in half along the breast from the inside. If you have a good aim and a cleaver, use that. If you have a bad aim, don't, as you will end up with lots of bone splinters.|
|Our two chicken halves.|
|Cut off the wing.|
|then cut off the leg - try to cut through the middle of the joint.|
|Take off the bottom bit of the leg - you probably aren't too keen on eating that bit anyway.|
|Now cut off the remainder of the wing with a bit of breast.|
|Then cut off the breast.|
|Cut the rest in half - then repeat this with the other half of the chicken.|
|And that's that - 12 lovely chicken bits.|
|Put your butter into a dish and press the garlic onto the butter.|
|Add the hot chilli paste. If you butter is cold from the fridge, you can put the dish into the oven for a minute and then proceed.|
|Salt and pepper the chicken to taste. (But don't taste the raw chicken :-)|
|mix the butter and the spices until it is creamy and slightly liquid.|
|Put some of the butter mixture on each chicken piece - distribute evenly.|
|Now rub it into the chicken pieces with your hands. Make sure all sides are well covered.|
|Time to put our tray with the chicken pieces into the oven for 45 to 50 minutes.|
|The crispiest, tastiest chicken!|
|You can also barbecue your chicken pieces - I can't decide which method is the tastier one...|