A few months back, I got a Jamie Oliver’s cookbook from Amazon and started whipping out some of the dishes there. One of it is roast chicken. Well, it’s nothing fancy, just roasted chicken with sauce, something that is not very difficult to do.
What I need was:
- A chicken
- Celery, onions, garlics and carrots
- A piece of lemon
- Some herbs
- Red wine and flour for the sauce
Firstly chopped up all the green stuffs like above and place it into a baking tray. Sprinkle some salt and pepper along with olive oil on the tray.
I have earlier marinated the whole chicken with salt and black pepper for about 2 hours. I have also inserted a lemon into the chicken to give it a fresh tangy lemony taste. Pre heat the oven to about 220C and you can start roasting the chicken.
Give it a bout 40-50 minutes so that it’s completely cook. It also very well depending the size of the chicken is used. Larger size chicks will need slightly longer time.
More of less then chicken will look like this when it’s cooked. To be really sure, poke a toothpick on the thigh, if there’s no blood coming out, then it’s ready!
Next comes the saucy part. Remove the chicken from the tray and filter the oil from the vegetables.
Cooked the vegetables in the wok, add in water and pieces of flour to it.
And the highlight of making red sauce, is to add in red wine. The end result would be something like this.
Let it simmer and basically it’s ready to go.
There you have it, roast chicken with red sauce. Not bad as both the chicken and gravy taste just nice. However, it’s good to take note that it’s not suitable to eat with rice, haha, cause that’s what we did. So I guess British food and Chinese food should go separate. Till then, have fun!