A chicken in a pot
With a roasted whole chicken you spread the joy of Sunday at the table – without having to spend all Sunday in the kitchen. Five recipes that we particularly like.
“I want every farmer to have a hen in the pot on Sunday,” said Heinrich IV. The chicken (ready-to-cook, sustainably raised) is less hard to come by these days – but many people are hesitant to prepare a whole chicken. It’s a shame, because a golden roast chicken, flavored with herbs or garlic in the center of the table really sets the mood for Sunday, even on Tuesday night.
Chicken with lemon from the oven
Lemons, herbs, potatoes – with this recipe, the side dish is already cooking. Lemon Chicken is the kind of classic recipe that, after a few tries, you’ll whip up without much thought – and write it down on a recipe card for your kids when they move house.
Orange-glazed chicken fresh from the oven
If you want to go a little faster, using poultry shears to remove the spine will help (it’s easier than it looks). Then the whole chicken can be unfolded flat and cooked evenly. We made it with orange frosting and cranberries.
Roasted chicken with sloe gin and pears
Here’s what fall looks like on a plate: Roasted chicken cooked with pears and thyme in the oven. Sloe alcohol is used in the sauce.
Chicken rillette sautéed with apples and onions
Pretty much perfect for using up leftover chicken, this French spread recipe works from snack to appetizer. It’s even worth putting an extra large chicken or two extra thighs in the oven to prepare them.
Grilling poultry – that’s how it works
In the summer, of course, there’s nothing wrong with cooking the chicken outside over charcoal or gas on the grill rather than in the pot and in the oven. Here are some tips on what to look for.
Spicy chicken soup with udon noodles
It’s always good to have a chicken soup recipe on hand for those colder days. This one is also very spicy and fills you up with delicious udon noodles.