9 Feb 2014

PIRI PIRI ROAST CHICKEN AND LEFTOVERS

Hot and spicy succulent Piri Piri rubbed chicken, this is a great way to pep up your standard roast chicken, the hot hot crispy skin and juicy chicken are great served with garlic roast potatoes, for me the best mini roast potatoes are the crispy tops with soft squidgy bottoms that have soaked up all the chicken juices in the pan topped of with lots of nutty crispy shards of roasted garlic.  This dinner has to have a side of Piri Piri mayonnaise.

LEFTOVERS MARVELLOUS LEFTOVERS

This is the first stage to several more dinners for the family (4) just from this one bird.  We will be having Piri Piri stuffed tacos, chicken and salad wraps, chicken and mushroom pie, chicken stir fry rice and vegetables and finally ramen or Thai laksa with stock from the bones.  Having a few standard staples in your larder (on next blog page), can make your food go so much further.  Using shreds of meat as a seasoning in dishes like stir fry or ramen makes more of your food, and you don't even know you had half the amount!


INGREDIENTS

1 organic free range chicken 1.5kg 
(I find this bird goes further than the cheaper alternative)
1 bottle nandos hot Piri Piri sauce (optional) 
1 tbsp sea salt
2 tbsp Piri Piri spice

PIRI PIRI SPICE MIX
6 fresh chillies chopped
2tbsp dried chillies
4 cloves of garlic grated
1tsp salt
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp paprika

GARLIC ROAST POTATOES
1 blub garlic rough chopped
6 King Edward potatoes diced

So simple, take your whole chicken, un-teather and squash flat, sprinkle with salt and then rub all over with your choice of hot sauce inside and out,  sprinkle over the Piri Piri spice, bang in the oven 200 degrees for 1 hour 10 minutes.  At 40 minutes throw in the diced raw potatoes, toss in the rendered chicken cooking fat, be mindful if the chicken needs a covering of tin foil to stop the spices catching and pop,back in the oven for 20 minutes, for the last 10 minutes of cooking sprinkle over the chopped garlic and roast.

This is a really gorgeous and simple roast with so much more to offer.

DINNER No 2

PIRI PIRI CHICKEN CHORIZO AND LIME TACOS


DINNER No 3

ROAST CHICKEN AND MUSHROOM PIE


DINNER No 4

THAI COCONUT AND LIME LAKSA


Full recipes on blog.

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