Sunday, 7 November 2010

honey, curry and satsuma chicken


...so I set myself a chicken challenge a couple of weeks ago and i've been gathering some great recipes from all over the culinary world... the idea is to do wildly different and interesting recipes alongside some old favourites... but, as always, this is about the love of chicken, not a task or a trial... which is why this conversation took place about an hour ago...

...'Mum... I need an interesting thing to do with a whole chicken and quite frankly I can't be bothered to cut it into portions... what ideas have you got?'

...'what about marmalade chicken?'

...'no... done that a while back... need something else...'

...'what about honey and curry chicken?

...'oooh, what's that?...'

...'just make a paste with curry powder and honey and then rub it all over the chicken and roast it... easy'

...' yup, that'll do...'

... mum suggested I loosen the paste with orange juice, which I didn't have so have used some satsuma juice and quarters instead.  I also used some garlic and large chunks of fresh ginger liberally distributed about the bird to add to the fresh spice flavours of the curry and to compliment the honey.  A chopped carrot and onion should also gloriously add to the dish... roast it on a high oven wrapped in foil to stop the honey burning... remove the foil after an hour and turn the chicken over to sit on its breast for 15 mins, then turn back again to crisp up for the final 15 mins... very simple and packed with sweet honey and subtle curry flavours!

eat and of course, enjoy!

22 comments:

  1. What a great combo - never would've thought of that in a million years. Yum!

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  2. This bad boy has seriously put my cuppa soup (chicken and sweetcorn manufactured flavour I'll have you know!) to shame lol

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  3. Curry is a spice that I don't generally have in my cupboard. From what I understand there is hot curry and regular. I sure broaden my horizons and spice up my next chicken dish, but I'm afraid I won't care for the dish and then have nothing for supper. Your chicken does look so crispy and brown though.

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  4. This sounds so delicious Dom. Im so hungry after reading this!

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  5. Thanks for the kind words

    @ fbmkw. Please try it. I used a medium mixed curry powder which is not very strong and then the honey sweetens it and softens it. Do actually the overpowering taste is the citrus. UK palets are used to curry, perhaps you could substitute the curry powder for a Mexican chili powder instead?

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  6. A good organic Chicken is also one of my favorite dishes. I have also done honey and curry, which is a wonderful flavor combination. Try grilling halves with different flavor combinations, you will be amazed!

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  7. It is wonderful! I prepare chicken with orange jam and ginger.

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  8. Dom, this looks delicious! I only wish I had harvested my curry from my herb garden before the frost :-(
    Have you try 40 cloves of garlic chicken? If not, here's the link to the recipe - enjoy! http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/chicken-with-forty-cloves-of-garlic-recipe/index.html

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  9. Oh, I wish I had seen this sooner! I roasted a chicken yesterday with just salt and pepper because I couldn't figure out what to do with it. This sounds incredible!

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  10. @ Ocean Breeses... never seen the 40 cloves of garlic recipe but I LOVE it and will use it

    @ Whisk Kid... it was great, just had leftovers for lunch and the whole chicken still permeated with sweet curried, citrus-ness.. delicious... although there's nothing wrong with good old salt and pepper... this is just such a simple alternative... you could also try smearing the whole thing in marmalade which is AMAZING!

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  11. Kinda like a healthy coronation chicken!!!


    Dom, when is your T.V. debut .... I can't wait :-}}}}}

    P.S. beyond jealous about your fantastic "We should cocoa" idea!!!!

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  12. That's one wicked looking chicken. It's pretty hard to make a chicken look good! Loving your kitchen.

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  13. @ BVG - they said some time in November but they haven't confirmed yet... to be honest I haven't subscribed to the channel yet, which is dreadful I know... think i'm dreading the whole thing to be honest!

    @ Sarah - thanks, I love my kitchen too, it's my peaceful place and I go there mentally if I can't be there physically x

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  14. This chicken is one crispy spicy capon! I bet a soup with the curried skins and carcass to flavor the broth would be awesome too!

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  15. Is that your kitchen in the header? If so, I am jea-lous! I love how homey it is.

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  16. thanks Hilary... it is my home... unlike dear Nigella I use my own home and not a fake one to do my cooking... the place is actually in need of a make-over and i'm very excited about my new kitchen, which will be just as homely but larger and more practical!

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  17. Wow, that sounds like a remarkable dish! The honey and spices must be exquisite together. Your mum is very clever :)

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  18. thanks Indie Tea... she is indeed the cleverest mum I have!

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  19. Ooh never heard of that one,looks delicious, theres nothing nicer than a decent roast chicken cooked properly.
    We did one last weekend just with an assortment of root veg ,roasted the chicken on top,very tasty if you're feeling lazy as we were!

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  20. Dom - I keep tuning in to the programme in the hope of seeing the beginning of your rise to stardom :-}

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  21. hey BVG... i have sent them quite a few emails asking when i'm going to be on but have had not one reply... this is the kind of aftercare service we've come to expect of the great British unwashed?... they ant you on their show and woo you, then just toss you aside... anyway, they're travelling round the UK and are in Monmouthshire this week... my shows were about South Wales so I assume it'll be next week or the week after?... better get my subscription sorted!

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