Monday, 1 January 2018

New Year Same Old Chicken


Happy New Year everyone! It's great to be back! In 2016, I started the new year with an unappetizing looking chicken and I hope the chicken this year is much better looking.

Well, I finally roasted a chicken that I thought was decent to be served at last year's Christmas eve do. But this wasn't exactly the one I roasted for the party but rather, one that I roasted two days after. 

I simply had to do it again because I could not taste/enjoy the one I roasted for the dinner.

You know how it is, the person who does the cooking usually loses their appetite due to fatigue and/or anxiety. I roasted 2 chickens, 6 chicken legs and almost a kilo of potatoes (with tons of washing up). No wonder I wasn't hungry.


After the two trial runs here and here, I had to find something to jazz up the chicken because it was just meh to me. So I used this.


As you can see, the bottle is empty. I used all of it for 3 whole chickens (2 for the party and 1 for me). This seasoning is pretty good and has all those things that can make your chicken tasty.


I rubbed the chicken with 2 tablespoons of this seasoning and left it in the fridge to marinate overnight. Again, I left the chicken uncovered so that the skin could dry out.


Just before roasting, I made a mixture of butter, a tablespoon of seasoning, pepper and crushed garlic. 


Then I rubbed the chicken all over with the seasoned butter.


The result? Crispy skinned and moist chicken. 


Since I was at home and all relaxed and hungry, I got to taste and enjoy the roasted chicken to my heart's content. 


That's my lunch up there. I took the lemon that was stuffed into the chicken and squeezed the juice all over the legs. Yummeh!

I also enjoyed the garlic which was roasted together with the chicken. Never pass up the opportunity to eat roasted garlic because it is sweet and creamy. Love it!


I had to make some roasted potatoes or else this roasted chicken meal would be incomplete. And a salad too. 


So here is the recipe just in case I need to pull the same stunt again hee...hee...hee...


Crispy and Spicy Roasted Chicken 
Recipe source : Phong Hong

Ingredients :
- 1 whole chicken, washed and pat dry with kitchen towels
- 2 tbsp Masterfoods Roast Chicken seasoning

- 130g butter, softened
- 1 tbsp Masterfoods Roast Chicken seasoning
- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced (I used a garlic press)
- 1 tsp freshly cracked pepper

- 1/2 lemon
- 1 sprig rosemary
- 2 whole bulbs garlic

Method :
1. Rub chicken all over with the seasoning and leave uncovered in the fridge to marinate overnight.
2. Before roasting, bring out to room temperature.
3. Mix butter, seasoning, garlic and pepper.
4. Rub chicken all over with the seasoned butter.
5. Insert lemon and rosemary into the cavity and truss the chicken.
6. Place a wire rack over a tray and put the chicken on the rack. The garlic can be placed under the rack or on the rack with the chicken and roast at 180C for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

33 comments:

  1. Hi Phong Hong, Happy New year to you and wishing you all the best in 2018.
    Love your roasted chicken, it look so good. Yet to try roasted garlic, one of this day must give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a great day ahead,regards.
    Amelia

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    1. Happy New Year, Amelia! The ready made chicken seasoning is good.

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  2. Now THAT looks like one perfect roast chicken! Wishing you a very happy New Year, my friend!!! xo

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    1. Happy New Year to you too, Liz! And thank you for the compliments :)

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  3. Happy New Year PH...

    I shall book ticket for CNY to visit you, lol...

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    1. Happy New Year, Sharon! Come, come... LOL!

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  4. KIV... till one fine day, I will try this... have to get the ingredients first.. :)

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  5. This is so easy. I must find this roast ingredient in the market. Hope we have it over here.

    Love the look of your roasted chicken, PH. You outdone yourself.

    Happy New Year to you and family.

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    1. Happy New Year, Rose! I think you should be able to get the seasoning at the supermarket.

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  6. Oh yes! I love this roasted chicken....looks so deliciously! I must keep my eyes open for the chicken seasoning!

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  7. Happy New Year to you and your family! I am eyeing the potatoes and the salad in the distance. do you prefer this marinate or your previous non-western marinate for your roast chicken. I see the phrase "tons of washing up" I want to faint already. Truly know what you mean.

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    1. Happy New Year to you and your family too, Mun! This marinade is definitely better. Made my chicken look good too. LOL!

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  8. Happy New Year! Many inspiring new recipes on your blog!:)

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    1. Happy New Year, Ola! I hope to be more inspired to cook this year :)

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  9. Hello PH, wishing you and your other half a very Happy New Year! Hope 2018 will be a fantastic year for you and I will be visiting you often to see your posts :)

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    1. Happy New Year to you and your family too, Yen! Very thankful for your visits :)

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  10. You are right, my mom always complain the food she cooked her own not tasty while we, her children, found it to be very tasty.

    Oh I love that garlic roasted together with the chicken, I can eat the whole chunk like that.

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  11. My previous comment did not show up in your blog, think it might have gone into your Spam folder.

    You are right, my mom always say the food she cook her own are not tasty, when we, her children, felt it was so tasty

    I love that garlic roasted together with the chicken, I can eat the whole chunks like that

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    1. My mum is the same. But we always assure her that it is ho chiak!

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  12. Our Christmas dinner was in my blogpost yesterday, simple and just enough for three but not anything we had had before.

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    1. Yeah, saw your Christmas dinner and I thought it was outstanding!

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  13. Fantastic bake Phong Hong.

    I have a free multicooker from the subscription of my credit card. I got it one year and I bake/cook nothing from it. Aik!

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    1. Thank you, Yannie! You must take your multicooker out for some excitement. LOL!

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  14. Happy New Year Phong Hong to you and your partner! Have a fantastic and blessed 2018! Roast Chicken looks awesome :)

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    1. Happy New Year to you and your family, Kamal! I think I will be cooking loads of chicken this year. LOL!

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  15. Happy New Year, my dear...and welcome back! Wah, such good result and so easy with just a bottle of pre-bought seasoning...hihihi! ;D Ooo, that's quite a bit of butter, I wonder if olive oil will have the same result. Looks like you ate the best parts for lunch...now who would want the rest of the chicken...wakakakaka! :D

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    1. Happy New Year, Kris! Hey, that seasoning worked its magic and I think that is my go to marinade for any western style roast chicken. Yes, must have lots of butter for more flavor hee..hee... Oliev oil works too but you will miss out on that special aroma imparted by butter. You go that right, the breast is unpopular but it's my partner's favorite cut, yay!

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  16. The comments i left using my desktop disappeared from your blog, i think they have gone into your spam folder

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    1. Oh dear, sorry about that. I checked the spam folder but it was not there either. I thing blogspot got problem.

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  17. Those ready to use seasoning definitely makes life easier!

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