Roasted chicken

The chicken looks burnt on the photo, but in reality it was actually golden

I love my stove. It has 5 gas cookers and two ovens: one large convection/fan oven and a small normal electric one. First I was afraid of the gas cookers, but now I couldn’t imagine being without them. The only problem with gas is that we buy it in bottles, and once when we were still quite new in the house we ran out of it during a dinner just as the guests arrived. But at least we have learned our lesson and now we always have a spare bottle…

The small oven has a rotiserie function, which I didn’t try out until this Sunday. I seasoned a chicken that I skewered on a special spit that came with the oven. I tightened the wings with tooth picks as I didn’t have anything to tie it with. Under the chicken I put a baking sheet with raw potato wedges, onion and rosemary, so they could absorb the juices from the chicken as it was rotating. One hour later in 175 degrees C I had a perfect and evenly roasted chicken and delicious potatoes. So simple and yet so good.

9 Responses to “Roasted chicken”

  1. pam
    November 10th, 2008 02:42

    I wish my oven had a rotiserie function! How cool is that!

  2. Anne
    November 10th, 2008 08:17

    That looks amazing! I love your oven :)

  3. Lindsey
    November 11th, 2008 14:48

    This looks delicious! My husband would completely love this meal, I may have to rig up my own rotisserie!

    November 11th, 2008 23:49

    I am very jealous of your oven and stove. Maybe CS can out one like in the house over there? :-)Roasted chicken would be perfect today.

  5. MrsDocChuck
    November 12th, 2008 04:00

    My husband is a retired “educator” and I am a health professional who has had experience in commercial food service.

    We agree that the kitchen is no place for live companion animals. They are known carriers of some serious diseases. At least I hope you do not allow cats on the surfaces where you prepare or eat your meals.

    Anyway, you are very lucky to have such an oven! Too bad the convection oven doesn’t have the roto.

    Preparing chicken the way you do with the roasted potatoes and onions, cooked in the chicken’s drippings is probably our favorite comfort food.

    Might I suggest increasing the cooking temperature? 175C is not even 350F. In our opinion (and that of most professional chefs) chicken is best roasted at much higher heat. 375 at least. 450 is even better.

  6. the traveler
    November 12th, 2008 22:44

    Your oven is amazing. It is time for a new one for me!

  7. Molly W
    November 13th, 2008 21:43

    I know how you feel, I love my stove also. For years my husband tried to talk me into gas, and I wouldn’t. But now I don’t know how I’d cook without it. My stove cost rather a lot, but it was still cheaper than a cheap car, and more fun. Congratulations on getting a great stove.

  8. Joy
    November 14th, 2008 17:35

    Welcome to my blog Home and Away, where I have nominated your blog for the I Love Your Blog Award:



  9. Fermina Heald
    February 16th, 2010 15:51

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