AMASI-BRINED CHICKEN WITH ARUGELA AND BREAD SALAD

82B2F878-98E6-4E14-B563-4BDFCEF4E402Serves: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

2 ½ lemons

2 litre Amasi

4 cloves of garlic, crushed

25ml salt

2 whole chicken

1 bunch fresh rosemary

62ml softened butter

Salt and pepper

1 small shallt, finely chopped

125ml olive oil

85ml white wine vinegar

1 ciabatta loaf, crusts removed and torn into 2.5cm pieces

200 g arugela or mixed lettuce

Method

Thinly slice 1 lemon. Whisk together the Amasi, crushed garlic and salt.

Divide the Amasi and lemon slices between 2 large re-sealable bags.

Add one chicken to each if the bags, seal and refrigerate overnight of for 24 hours.

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees

Remove the chickens from the marinade and rinse.

Cut the one lemon in half and add a half to each cavity together with some of the fresh rosemary

Please the chickens onto a roasting tray and loosen the skin and place a few fresh slices of lemon under the skin.

Rub the chicken with the softened butter and season well all over with salt and pepper.

Roast for 1 – 11/2 hours until cooked through and golden brown.

Remove the chickens to a platter and cover with foil while preparing the bread for the salad

Pour the chicken roasting juices from the pan into a glass mixing bowl.

Stir in the chopped shallot, oil and vinegar and season.

Pour half the vinaigrette into a small bowl and set aside.

Mix the torn bread in the remaining dressing and place on a baking sheet

Roast the bread in the oven for 15 minutes until golden brown

Cut up the chicken and arrange on a platter with the fresh arugela

Surround with toasted ciabatta bread pieces and sprinkle with the remaining dressing.

Enjoy!

 

 

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