Gone are the days of slaving away in the kitchen for the perfect roast chicken.
A good chook no longer needs to be designated to the Sunday roast, nor does it take all morning or afternoon to prepare or require a nine part harmony stuffing to create a deliciously juicy chicken.
Suitable for those just starting out in the kitchen, plus the leftovers can go straight into a pot with any vegetable trimmings and an onion to make your own homemade stock!
|1 whole free range chicken (weight will vary cooking time)|
|salt and pepper to season|
|2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil|
|small bunch fresh thyme/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves|
|1 tsp. smoked paprika (or whatever is on hand)|
|2 small lemons|
|1 cup water|
|1/2 cup white wine (or replace with extra stock)|
|1 cup liquid vegetable stock|