Friday, June 11, 2010
DAY 25: BAKED CHICKEN ALA MAMA
Now this is something that is going to get passed on to my Zeke and Zene too, because its part of every celebration at home, i have seen my mum making this since i can remember , and it is always tasty and really easy , infact its the 1st dish that i learnt from my mum that i got right at the very 1st shot,we'll i have modified and un-butterfied it, but the essence is the same..
It's great to eat ,really healthy and can be had with bread , pulav rice or just some plain salad ..
My mum used to fry potatoes on the side , which were finger-lickin good, but im baking garlic and tomatoes to mix with my salad...
What am i celebrating today ..well..LIFE!!!!!!
Baked Chicken Ala Mama
1 1/2 kg chicken full with skin
Marinate the chicken by rubbing all the above ingredients on to it and leave it overnight in the fridge
Chicken liver minced
1 slice toast cut into pieces
1 onion minced
7 cashews lightly fried
10 kishmish lightly fried
In a non stick pan, add a little olive oil and cook the onions and the chili, when its nicely done add a tiny pinch of garam-masala ..
Then add the peas and really cook well..
Add the chicken liver last and salt... when you feel its all done, add the cashew and the kishmish , and toss it around....add the toast and let it soak in all the juices..
let it cool completely.
Take the chicken out of the fridge at least an hour before cooking, then in the hollow of its stomach, fill in the stuffing and stitch the opening of the cavity ...
I wrap the chicken in tin foil ,so it kind of does not get too dry and also is kind of steams , then open it when its nearly done so that its browns up
Bake it for about an hour and a half...then pierce it with a blunt knife and if it goes through smoothly, then open up the foil and increase the temp to 200 degrees , pour a little olive oil over it and brown the chicken...
Take it out and have it piping hot with some salad and some baked tomatoes and garlic on the side
We just did....happy and happy
"Baked Chicken ala mama" only from "Maria's Kitchen", have a great weekend guys....