M & I were craving for chicken on Wed night. So, we decided to bake a whole chicken. Not wanting to go through the hassle of frying vege, we put the potatoes & asparagus into the oven as well. Easy enough, one tray, all in! :)
1 whole chicken
3 tsp salt
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp five-spice powder
2 tsp dried parsley
2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp sugar
3 cloves garlic (crushed and mashed with roughly a tsp of coarse salt)
1 lemon (zest & juice)
4-5 onions (skin peeled)
6 potatoes (cut cube)
Asparagus (skin peeled)
1 tbsp maltose (diluted with 1 tbsp of hot water)
Wash chicken thoroughly and drain in a colander for approx. 10 mins.
Rub chicken with salt, black pepper, rosemary, dried parsley, five-spice poweder, sugar, mashed garlic, lemon zest and lemon juice. Put chicken in a baking tray and add onion at the side. Drizzle generously with olive oil. Marinate for approx. 3-4 hours.
Pre-boiled potatoes in salt water. Drain in colander for approx. 10 mins. Arrange your time so that when you've finished pre-boiling the potatoes, the chicken is ready for baking. Add potatoes onto the tray and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Drizzle with olive oil. Baked in oven for 80mins under 200°C.
Blanch asparagus in salt water. Drain in colander for approx. 5 mins. When the chicken is done with its 80 mins baking, add the asparagus to the tray and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Grease the surface of asparagus with butter. And grease the surface of chicken with diluted maltose. Baked for another 10mins under 180°C.
Happy Friday, peeps! Enjoy your weekend! :)
Congratulations, Enchie! and thank you for your comments love! :)