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Sunday, November 02, 2008

This is... a favourite recipe I would like to share

We're heading off to Sydney* tomorrow so i'm running a bit low on time...I'm going to be lazy and cut and paste this recipe straight from Jamie Oliver's website. I remembered it when reading about the garlic in QuiltingMick's recipe. This sounds strange but is delicious, and includes huge knobs of roast garlic.... yum.

Chicken in Milk


  • 1 (3 pound/ 1.5 kilogram) organic chicken
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces (115 grams) or 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 1 good handful fresh sage, leaves picked
  • 2 lemons, zested
  • 6 garlic cloves, skin left on
  • 1 pint (565 milliliters) milk


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C/gas 5), and find a snug-fitting pot for the chicken. Season it generously all over with salt and pepper, and fry it in the butter, turning the chicken to get an even color all over, until golden. Remove from the heat, put the chicken on a plate, and throw away the butter left in the pot. This will leave you with tasty sticky goodness at the bottom of the pan, which will give you a lovely caramel flavor later on.

Put your chicken back in the pot with the rest of the ingredients, and cook in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours. Baste with the cooking juice when you remember. The lemon zest will sort of split the milk, making a sauce, which is absolutely fantastic.

To serve, pull the meat off the bones and divide it on to your plates. Spoon over plenty of juice and the little curds. Serve with wilted spinach or greens and some mashed potato.

* Got a meeting to discuss declining frogs - at Taronga Zoo. How's that for a meeting location?


Bells said...

thanks for this. I'd forgotten about it. I've made it once before and it was fab.

sarah said...

this looks lovely, thanks! And sorry about the comments on the wrong post there!!

Anonymous said...

I have this in one of his cookbooks and I have always wanted to try it out but I never have; perhaps i shall have to give it a go now.


Jejune said...

Oh that sounds SO yummy, will have to give it a go - I even have a big sage bush in the garden!

Enjoy your meeting at the Taronga Zoo :)