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Sunday roast chicken with carrots, potatoes and peas

Sunday roast, the very heart and soul of the British food and a tradition that goes back centuries. Definitely, my kind of food. It has everything one would ever ask for: tender meat, gorgeous veggies and finger-licking gravy. More than a meal, this is a proper feast. I always end up eating more than l should, to the point where l feel l’m about to explode. Self-control is right out the window when it comes to a glorious Sunday roast.

Whoever said that British food is plain and boring, they didn’t have a Sunday roast. Yes, the ingredients used are basic, but then you do not necessarily need exotic foods to prepare a spectacular meal. It is more about the quality of the ingredients used. I must admit, when l first came to the UK, I had no idea what gravy was. The idea of using the juices that are left in the pan after roasting to make a sauce seemed peculiar, and I was reticent about giving it a try. I was clearly missing out big time, it is absolutely amazing. Now I cannot think of roast without gravy, the two of them go hand in hand like best buddies. And then, you do not have to wait for a Sunday to indulge in this epic feast, any day of the week can become a special one, after all, a treat is always welcome, no matter when. You must give this recipe a try!

Sunday roast chicken with carrots, potatoes and peas

Sunday roast chicken with carrots, potatoes and peas

Sunday roast chicken with carrots, potatoes and peas

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium whole chicken (1,5 kg)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 25 g butter
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp fried rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp plain flour
  • 1 cube of chicken stock
  • 4 potatoes
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
Sunday roast chicken with carrots, potatoes and peas

Sunday roast chicken with carrots, potatoes and peas

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
  • Place the chicken onto a roasting tray.
  • Use a garlic presser to mash the garlic cloves, then mix it with the butter, chopped parsley, thyme and 1/2 tsp rosemary.
  • Rub the mixture onto the chicken, season with salt and pepper and roast for 20 minutes at 200 degrees C, after this time, set the temperature to 180 degrees C and roast for a further 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  • Remove the tray from the oven and allow it to rest for 20 minutes, so that the juices can be released.
  • Transfer the chicken onto a serving plate, discard the fat bits and only keep about a tablespoon of roast juices on the tray.
  • To make the gravy, place the tray on a low heat and add the flour, mixing well to get a smooth paste.
  • In a jug, add the chicken cube to 0,5 l of boiling water, then add it to the tray, stirring continulously until you get the desired consistency of your gravy.
  • Pass the gravy through a sieve to remove any bits that might have been left from the roast.
  • Next, bring a pan of water to the boil, add the frozen peas and leave to cook for 10 minutes. Drain the water.
  • Have a look at my recipe of roasted rosemary potatoes, the carrots can be roasted in the same way. I would use a separate tray and roast the potatoes and carrots together, just pop them in the oven about 1 hour before the roast is done, so that they can be ready at the same time. The olive oil and 1/2 tsp of dried rosemary can be used when roasting the potatoes and carrots.

Enjoy! ?

Sunday roast chicken with carrots, potatoes and peas

Sunday roast chicken with carrots, potatoes and peas

Sunday roast chicken with carrots, potatoes and peas

Sunday roast chicken with carrots, potatoes and peas

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8 Comments

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    Lana
    April 21, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Truly gorgeous, Daniela! YUM!!

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    Chris
    April 23, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    A great recipe for a relaxed Sunday!

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    fifa 18
    July 22, 2017 at 7:11 am

    fifa 18

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