It's Roasts' day!

It was my domestic helper's day off today. I had to plan in advance what I would want to cook today. It's either eat at my in-law's house (for lunch), buy take aways, or cook myself. Since it's a good opportunity for me to be home with the kids on a Sunday, I decided to roast a chicken for them! And since I had to roast a chicken, I might as well make it...TWO!

I bought two large chickens at a local supermarket yesterday. Had it washed, and marinated. For one chicken, I marinated with rustic tuscan herbs which my ex-colleague gave me previously, while the other, I marinated it with fresh rosemary herbs my hubby bought for me from JB two days ago. The marinate included some oyster sauce, dash of peppers and olive oil.


So for lunch, I roasted the rustic tuscan herbs chicken and baby potatoes (skin on) with fresh rosemary herbs and olive oil. My children loved the roasted chicken and baby potatoes very much. It has been quite a while since they last eaten a roast chicken. The chicken meat was very tender and it tasted fantastic with the herbs! The baby potatoes were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and it was sweet!


In the late afternoon, I roasted the other chicken, to be brought to my parents-in-law house. I also cut some potatoes to be baked together with the chicken. My sister-in-law and niece commented that the chicken tasted really juicy and fragrant, and the potatoes were soft and good too! I was glad they loved it too!

13 comments:

Quinn said...
May 16, 2010 at 9:07 PM

Jane, maybe cuz it's Sunday, I've made a roast chicken for myself and Aaron too for lunch! It was yummy but we only roasted chicken marylands because we both dislike the breast part. I also tend to always over-roast it so the breast part ended up dry instead of moist and juicy. I find it easier to roast thighs and drumsticks since they have higher fat content. Yours look awesome! Did you make a gravy to go with it?

Passionate About Baking said...
May 16, 2010 at 9:37 PM

Hi Quinn,
I just saw your roasts too! Yours is so beautiful with all the vegetables and Yorkshire puddings! Mine is just ordinary compared to yours! Haha... Nope, I didn't make any gravy, just the roast itself. Five of us finished one 1.4kg chicken. :p

Bakericious said...
May 17, 2010 at 8:03 AM

the roast chicken looks yum, feel like eating now :P

Kitchen Corner said...
May 17, 2010 at 1:49 PM

Hi Jane,
Your roast chicken really really delicious! It roasted evenly brown color. I wish I could try it :P

Passionate About Baking said...
May 17, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Thanks Grace! Your chicken also taste good. I've tried it before! :)

ReeseKitchen said...
May 17, 2010 at 10:02 PM

I want to try too..;p Guess I have to make it myself huh..heehee!
All roasted well Jane, I never roast a whole chicken before, always the drumsticks or the wings. I'll try one whole chicken next time I cook.:) Do you think the temperature and time the same as roasting a drumstick? (i worry that later my chicken will be dry and hard)

Passionate About Baking said...
May 18, 2010 at 9:22 AM

Hi Reese,
I like to roast the whole chicken. I found that it's easier nicer after roasting. I use my normal baking mode, ie. convection for this roasting instead of grilling. Because when I used the convection, it has the fan and makes my chicken more even. I use 220C for 1½ hours. I marinated the chicken for 24hrs and put it in the fridge. The roasted chicken has very crispy skin, very soft and tender meat, including the breast part. My family like it. How long do you roast your drumsticks and what temperature? I hope you like it!

Missy said...
May 23, 2010 at 10:26 AM

i love roast chicken. yours look so scrumptious i could eat it off the screen!

Passionate About Baking said...
May 23, 2010 at 5:13 PM

Hahaha... Thanks Missy. I'm sure you can bake one yourself. I love roasts too!

Passionate About Baking said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:56 PM

Hi Reese,
I like to roast the whole chicken. I found that it's easier nicer after roasting. I use my normal baking mode, ie. convection for this roasting instead of grilling. Because when I used the convection, it has the fan and makes my chicken more even. I use 220C for 1½ hours. I marinated the chicken for 24hrs and put it in the fridge. The roasted chicken has very crispy skin, very soft and tender meat, including the breast part. My family like it. How long do you roast your drumsticks and what temperature? I hope you like it!

ReeseKitchen said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:56 PM

I want to try too..;p Guess I have to make it myself huh..heehee!
All roasted well Jane, I never roast a whole chicken before, always the drumsticks or the wings. I'll try one whole chicken next time I cook.:) Do you think the temperature and time the same as roasting a drumstick? (i worry that later my chicken will be dry and hard)

Bakericious said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:56 PM

the roast chicken looks yum, feel like eating now :P

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