Many chickens could be roasted at any one time – a great idea for feeding a crowd or cooking enough to be kept for other meals during the week.
Fill chicken cavity with any or all of ingredients listed below, to infuse flavour into chicken;
1 small onion, cut into wedges
1 sprig fresh sage*
1 sprig fresh rosemary*
2 fresh bay leaves*
1 lemon, cut into wedges
Before placing chicken into wood fired oven, rub outside with;
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon paprika
Juice of half a lemon
Pre-heat wood fired oven to 180°C.
Place chicken in roasting dish. Roast chicken for 1 hour per kilo in pre-heated wood fired oven. Cooking times may vary. Allow 10 minutes resting time before carving into portions.
*Fresh herbs may be substituted for; parsley, chives, marjoram, oregano, mountain pepper or lemon myrtle.