Monday, June 15, 2009

Liv's Roast Chicken with a Lemon Cream Gravy

Recently my husband and l (kids included) spent three months in London, we are lucky enough to have some really lovely friends living there. And they were kind enough to invite us over to experience some of there home cooking, all the meals we had were very simple (in a good way), comforting and delicious. I have been trying to recreate the meals since l have returned. Tonight l thought l would try Liv's Roast Chicken, my husband and l fell in love with this as soon as we tried it.

Stuff Chicken with Lemon Halves approx 3 halves (squeeze the juice of one lemon and keep aside)
Rub chicken with butter and season with some salt and pepper
Cover the chicken with Streaky bacon, if there is any bacon left over roll up and place in the tray.
Bake for 25-30 mins per 500gms at 180'C
Remove the bacon from the top of the chicken 3/4's of the way through and place in the tray.

Once Chicken is cooked skim and discard the oil from the pan juices, add some lemon juice (how much will depend on your liking) and philly cream cheese. I usually only use half a small tub for the 4 of us, stir all ingredients together until it becomes a gravy. You can add some water if you like a thinner gravy.

This chicken is delicous served with roasted vegetables or with steamed rice and vegetables. I will post some more photos once the chicken is cooked.


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