There’s so many reasons for choosing to cook what we do every night for dinner – often it’s planned, or something needs using up, or it’s just what you fancy.
But tonight … tonight I chose to cook this purely and simply because I wanted to chop it up.
Yup. I just really wanted to chop a whole chicken bones and all with my cleaver and see if I could do it ‘Chinese style’ rather than neatly carving it. And that is the reason we are having roast chicken tonight.
Oh … and because I have some cucumber dipping sauce left over from the weekend I think will go well with it.
So, easy delicious roast chicken. Just put into a bowl – or straight into a remoska if you also have one (I love mine – plus my oven’s on the blink):
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp ground coriander
6 drops doTerra lemongrass essential oil OR
1 stalk of lemongrass (outer tough part removed, cut into a few pieces + bashed with a rolling pin)
Zest of a lime
4 tbspn fish sauce
2 tbspn oil
Mix it all together and rub over and into the chicken (if using lemongrass stalk just throw it in the roasting pan).
Then cook until done! It takes about 90 minutes.
And then the exciting bit! I looked at a few videos and read some instructions and attempted to chop it all up.
Definitely the fun bit!
Any day is better for being a roast chicken day …