Roast chicken in herbs and verjuice

This is one of Justine Drake's all-time favourite chicken dish recipes and a regular in her house.
 
Roast chicken in herbs recipe

Recipe from: 28 November 2012
Preparation time: 30 min
Cooking time: 1h 45 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 1
    large PnP chicken, free-range
  • 1
    cup
    verjuice
  • 125
    ml
    chicken stock
  • 125
    ml
    fresh herbs mixed
  • 4
    cloves
    garlic, crushed
  • 2
    tsp
    Dijon mustard
  • 1
    pinch
    salt and milled pepper
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Preheat oven to 200C. Place chicken in a deep roasting pan. Make sure it isn’t too big or all the liquid will evaporate.

Mix together verjuice, chicken stock, herbs, garlic and mustard, and season with salt and pepper.

Pour mixture over chicken and into the cavity.

Roast chicken uncovered for about 1.5 hours until cooked through.

Cook's tips:

Verjuice is the juice of unfermented green grapes. Find it in store on the shelves with the vinegar.  If you can find shallots or baby onions, peel away the tough outer skin and toss them into the roasting pan with the chicken.  Use white wine sweetened with a teaspoon or two of sugar in place of the verjuice.

This recipe is sponsored by Pick n Pay and was created by Fresh Living magazine.
 

Read more on: recipe  |  chicken
 

NEXT ON FOOD24X
 
 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Tip of the day

 
Carving meat
Always allow your roast to rest for 5 to 15 minutes before carving so that the juices can be reabsorbed and the meat presents an even surface when sliced. Use a short- or long-bladed knife, and a two-pronged carving fork with a guard. To prevent the meat from losing juice, steady it with the flat of the fork, rather than piercing.
 

Find a recipe

 
 
 

Inside Food24

 
 
 
 
 

Instagram: @Food24_sa

 
 
/Wine
 

Restaurants

 
The best coffee spots in Durban

The Taste Detectives round up the best places to get your coffee fix in Durban.

 

Find a restaurant

 
 

Jobs - Find your dream job

Property - Find a new home

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Mellerware blender & grill pack for only R599

Save R650 on the Mellerware Eclipse blender and Panini grill pack. While stocks last. Shop now!

Valentine’s Day gifts – 14 Feb!

Gifts to spoil him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to 30 on Appliances

Reduced prices, limited stock. While stocks last. Shop now!

Back to school must haves!

Up to 40% off back to school vitamins and supplements. Shop Now!

New year. New You.

Get 20% off! Your way to a healthy life style. Shop Now!
 
 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.