Roast Chicken in a Bag
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Christmas
Serves: 4
  • 1 family sized roasting chicken
  • 3 large sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 cloves garlic – finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 lemon zest and juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • pinch salt
  • Freshly washed rocket leaves
  • ½ bunch radish washed and thinly sliced, or halved
  • 1 bunch of baby carrots peeled
  • 1 zucchini peeled, sliced and char grilled
Salad Dressing
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of white wine vinegar
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees
  2. Mix flavorings together in a bowl and then rub into the skin of the chicken
  3. Put the chicken inside an oven bag (find these in the supermarket near the foil and kitchen plastic wrap)
  4. Place bagged chicken on a baking tray or dish
  5. Cook chicken for 25-30 minutes per 500 grams, depending on your oven
  6. Remove from oven and rest for 5-10 minutes
  7. CAREFULLY cut open the top of the bag and avoid the escaping steam. It is very hot!!
  8. Remove the bag from the chicken and slice to serve.
  1. Combine the ingredients and dress with the dressing
Use the chicken carcass to make soup stock by adding fresh vegetables, salt and pepper and fill a large pot with water to cover the chicken carcass.

!Other flavor ideas -
Mix with some olive oil and rub onto the skin of the bird before placing in the bag.

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