Saturday, 27 December 2014

Christmas 2014 (Part Three): Empress Chicken


1. 1 whole free-range chicken (with skin) - rubbed thoroughly with salt (and grounded pepper IF you can tolerate)
2. Sea-salt
3. Black pepper (*Optional)


1. 2 to 3 weeks prior to the Christmas, buy a whole free-range chicken, fresh from the market.

2. Wash it thoroughly upon reaching home.

3. Then rub salt (and pepper if you are able to consume it). Use the salt liberally.

4. Then wrap it up and keep it in the freezer.

5. Two days or a day prior to the time you want to cook it, take it out from the freezer and defrost it in the fridge.

6. Fill a large pot with enough water to soak the chicken in it.

7. Boil the whole chicken for about 40 minutes.

8. Take the whole chicken out and drain the water from the chicken.

9. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

10. Preheat oven at 230C.

11. Bake the whole chicken for approximately 50 minutes.

12. Place the whole chicken on a serving dish.

Bon appétit!

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