Have I mentioned that I have an obsession with food? I mean really, I think I have a problem. While most people my age think about watching the footy or heading into the city for a few pints, I’m sitting there thinking about food and what restaurant I want to try next. When my girlfriend mentions she is at the shops I ask her to pick up a new cookbook and two cans of coconut cream… who does that? Me that’s who!
As the old saying goes ‘you are what you eat’ and we spend a large part of our lives eating food, so why not enjoy it and make it deliciously tasty, sometimes naughty, sometimes healthy and always real food. Let’s avoid the processed crap that fills the supermarket shelves and eat real food and use dinner time to spend with your loved ones. Even if you are time poor I’m sure you can find one day a week to sit down with your partner, pull out the candles and have a romantic dinner for two, or switch off the telly and have a nice family meal at the table. I read an article the other day that gave me a nice warm fuzzy feeling and it means good news for all the aussies who shop at woollies (aka Woolworths). The great man Jamie Oliver and Woolworths have teamed up to inspire a healthier Australia, and there are all ready plans in place to remove all caged eggs from the shelves and only provide fresh RSPCA approved chickens. If you haven’t read the article I recommend heading over to Jamieoliver.com and checking it out.
OK that’s enough rambling for one day, it’s time to inspire you all to get in the kitchen with this classic simple roast chook. Let’s face it roast chicken has to be one of the all-time family favourites, shared across millions of tables around the world. It’s simple and it’ll leave everyone who eats it impressed by your skills. Below you will find a classic flavour combination of lemon and thyme, but you don’t have to stick to it! Put on your creative hat and think outside the box, introduce the flavours of Asia, Mexico, Italy, Morocco and the list goes on. Get creative and tell me what your favourite combination is, even better take a picture and send it to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Instagram it with #inspiredroastchook I’d love to hear from you! 🙂
Serves 4 Prep time: 15 minutes Total Cooking time 1 hour 35 minutes
For the cooking time, use a rough guide of 25 minutes per 500g of chicken.