Written by Dale Richardson - Updated: June 23, 2023
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Nigel Slater is quite well known around England. We recently covered a recipe of his ( lemon chicken ), and it was so good that we felt we had to write up another article of his with some slight improvements. The lemon chicken recipe turned out fantastic, and this one is no different.
Making use of only a few simple ingredients, Nigel Slater roast chicken makes the best out of simplicity itself.
As per usual, you can expect exactly zero filler or faff in this recipe - just straightforward, honest recipes and ingredients. We'll begin with Nigel's recipe, and move on to improvements shortly after that.
First things first - what will you need to cook this bird? Be sure to have everything prepared beforehand (though admittedly this recipe requires a surprisingly minimal amount of work). To roast this chicken, you'll obviously need a whole chicken. After that, it's just a few basics and you're off!
Now, we move on to cooking!
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Now a roast chicken is delicious, but it's not really a meal . At least, not for more than one hungry person. You need sides, and the bird needs a bit more oomph. It's delicious as-is, but I think you'll understand if you try to make this without the following twist.
Now, to make this, you'll need:
Now, onto the cooking!
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And that's about it, folks! A roast bird is quite easy, no matter how you cut it. Nigel Slater's roast chicken holds up very well, but making this sauce and side veggies helps make a meal out of it that has one cohesive flavour. And that sauce (if there's any left) can be further reduced into a form of demi-glace for future meals.
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This recipe for Nigel Slater roast chicken is one of my favourites. When made with a demi-glace of the reduced sauce from the last time I made it, it's even better. You can mess around with the type of alcohol you use, and even try new spice and veggie mixes if you're feeling bold. If you liked that recipe, be sure to check out the other li nked recipe, as well as a Paul Hollywood carrot cake for dessert, if you're so inclined. It is delicious as-is, and with the special ricotta frosting that we've got as a nice little twist, it'll blow the mind of any guest you have over.
This chicken, in combination with a perfect carrot cake and a nice glass of wine, is just about the perfect night. So whether you're planning a special date night, or meeting the parents, or you just like great food , we've got you covered. Now get cooking!
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