Have you tried garlic chicken roasted in a bag? The bag keeps it so deliciously moist and keeps your oven clean too. It’s just the best way to cook a roast chicken dinner!
Roast chicken makes a great meal in our house. I especially like it as it’s so easy to make and there is usually enough leftover chicken to feed us the next day too. This time I tried a new way of preparing roast chicken. I cook it in an oven bag with lots of garlic butter and all the vegetables too. After all, who could say no to garlic roasted chicken with buttery vegetables and a buttery garlic sauce?
It sounds simple and it was. I was trying out my new Look Oven Bags for Roasting from Just Catering Supplies and I wasn’t disappointed. The idea behind roasting in a bag is that the meat will stay moist and tender as it cooks. Because everything is in a bag it saves on washing up afterwards too. No more scrubbing away at stubborn burned bits on the roasting tin! And no need to clean the oven either!
I put the chicken, vegetables and stock into the bag so I had a perfect one pot meal. I just needed to reduce the sauce a little afterward. Normally I would have roasted the potatoes to go with the roast chicken. We love crispy potatoes and with this method the potatoes aren’t crispy. However, they have absorbed the buttery garlic flavours of the sauce as well as the chicken juices. This makes them really tasty, as are the carrots and sweet potatoes.
As the chicken is in a bag you can’t insert a skewer to test if it is cooked but you should still be able to pull on one of the legs using an oven glove. If it comes away from the bird easily then the chicken is ready.
This garlic roasted chicken in a bag is a great way to keep the chicken really moist as well as full of flavour.
- 30 g butter at room temperature
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1.6 kg whole chicken
- 500 g potatoes
- 3 carrots cut in half
- 2 sweet potatoes peeled and quartered
- 50 ml chicken stock
Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
Mash the garlic into the butter and then spread it over the chicken.
Put all the vegetables into the roasting bag on a baking or roasting tray. Put the chicken in the bag on top of the vegetables. Pour the stock into the bag and fasten the bag using one of the ties that comes with it.
Put it in the oven for 2 hours. If your chicken is much larger or smaller you may need to adjust the cooking time. As you can't check very easily if the chicken is cooked then it's best to overestimate the time as it will still stay moist in the bag.
Let the chicken rest for 20 minutes after it comes out of the oven before serving.
Nutritional information is approximate and a guideline only.
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