Saturday, 13 December 2008

LEMON ROAST CHICKEN( Firinda limonlu tavuk )

Hi all. this is one of my Sunday roasts i enjoy doing. I love the sharp lemon taste and lovely fragrance while it is cooking.

  • 1.5 - 1.8  kg chicken
  • 1 lemon ( cut into quarters )
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 shallot
  • 100 g butter ( softened )
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and ground black pepper.
First pre-heat the oven to 200C, 180Fan.  Wash the chicken and dry with paper towel. Place lemon pieces, garlic and shallot inside the bird. Mix butter, lemon juice, tomato paste, parsley, salt and pepper in a bowl. Then spread this mixture evenly  all over the chicken. Place the chicken in a roasting tin and cover the breast with foil. Roast 1 1/2 hours basting it often with buttery juices. Remove the foil and cook for further 30-45  minutes or until the chicken is cooked. Leave to rest 10 minutes before serving. Serves 4.

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