How To Make A ROASTED WHOLE CHICKEN
This is just so right for a great treat any time, any day for any occasion that involves friends and family.All you need do is ensure that your chicken is well seasoned. Well, lets consider some few ingredients.
INGREDIENTS:1 whole chicken, 1 big stock cube, 1 teaspoon dry ground cayenne pepper (or ground black pepper), ½ teaspoon ground ehu seeds or Calabash Nutmeg (optional)1 cigar cup or 180g long grain parboiled rice, Vegetables, 1 Carrot, 1 handful green peas (or green beans), 1 medium onion, 1 big stock cube, 2 teaspoons curry powder (no chilli), 1 teaspoon thyme, Salt to taste, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, 6 medium Irish potatoes, Leftover seasoning from that of the chicken, 1 teaspoon thyme, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, Salt to taste
STEP 1: Blend seasoning,mixing the dry ground pepper, stock cube (crushed) and ground ehu seeds.
STEP 2: Scrape and cut the carrots into small cubes and cut the onion into small pieces.
STEP 3: Peel and wedge potatoes
STEP 4: Parboil the rice like you would Jollof Rice then rinse and put in a sieve to drain.
STEP 5: Put it in a bowl, add the curry powder and mix well.
STEP 6: Then,add the diced carrots, green peas, diced onions, thyme, salt to taste and some vegetable oil. Stir well and set aside.
STEP 7: Wash the chicken and dry with a towel.
STEP 8: Stuff the inside with the seasoned rice and vegetables; avoid overfilling it.
STEP 9: Then tie the legs of the chicken to put it in shape and make it more presentable.
STEP 10: Set your oven to 180°C (350°F) to preheat.
STEP 11: Rub some vegetable oil on the chicken, sprinkle the blend of seasoning and rub it all over the body of the chicken.
STEP 12: Dish the remaining rice from the stuffing into an oven tray leaving some space at the centre for the chicken.
STEP 13: Place the chicken at the centre.
STEP 14: Add the seasoned potatoes around the chicken and place in the preheated oven and bake for one and a half hours.
STEP 15: The chicken is done when it is golden, the rice inside the chicken is well done and a cut into the chicken thigh shows a white flesh with some succulent juice.