Quick roast chicken with white wine and shallots

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Feel like a roast chicken but short on time? This recipe is a great solution; the wine added halfway through cooking creates a delicious sauce.

Quick Roast Chicken
Photo: Marina Oliphant

Ingredients

  • 1.5kg chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 150g bacon, diced or cut into lardons
  • 10 French shallots, peeled
  • a few thyme sprigs
  • 1 rosemary sprig
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 250ml white wine
  • crusty bread, to serve
  • green salad, to serve

Method

Preheat oven to 220 degrees fan-forced (240 degrees conventional).

Arrange chicken pieces in a large roasting tin and scatter with bacon, shallots, thyme, rosemary and chilli flakes.

Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and roast for 20 minutes.

Add wine to tin and roast for another 20-25 minutes or until chicken is golden brown and cooked. Serve with crusty bread and a green salad.

+ Serve with riesling.

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  • Main Ingredients - Chicken
  • Course - Main-course

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