Don’t know how to roast chicken? According to Anthony Bourdain, this is one of the few basic kitchen skills everyone should have. Luckily for everyone who might need a little help mastering the skill, the celebrity chef once revealed how to roast chicken. And the good news is that it is not as complicated as it may seem. Bourdain’s roast chicken recipe combines simple and fresh ingredients for a wow-worthy meal.
Anthony Bourdain calls roasting chicken a ‘life skill’ kids should be taught in school
In November 2016, host of Anthony Bourdain: Part Unknown said epicureus That’s how strongly he felt about roast chicken. Sharing her own roast chicken recipe — Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Butter to be exact — the cookbook author explained that it should be in everyone’s recipe repertoire.
“Everyone should know how to roast chicken. It is a life skill that should be taught to young children in school,” he said.
Then the celebrity chef took it a step further, saying that knowing how to roast chicken should be “the hallmark of a good citizen.”
“The ability to properly prepare a moist yet well-cooked bird, with crisp skin, should be the hallmark of a good citizen – an obligation to his fellow man,” he said. “Everybody walking down the street should be confident enough that the random person next to them is ready to roast chicken, if called upon.”
Anthony Bourdain’s Roasted Chicken recipe calls for 12 ingredients
Discard the idea that it takes hours to roast chicken like a Thanksgiving turkey to be any good. The dish doesn’t have to be complicated and Bourdain’s Roasted Chicken recipe, originally featured Hunger: A Cookbook, proves.
The recipe for Bourdain requires a relatively small amount of ingredients. 12 Overall not counting the optional butcher’s twine for trussing. In doing so it is important to use materials that are the best of the best.
Borden’s suggestion? Find “best quality chicken” around, preferably organic. Also on the ingredient list are fresh herbs, wine, and chicken stock. Don’t forget the lemon and butter, otherwise, it won’t be a roast chicken with lemon and butter.
‘Parts Unknown’ Host Serves Her Roast Chicken With Lemon Sauce
Unlike Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten’s Roast Chicken, Bourdain’s Roast Chicken recipe doesn’t stop at bringing the bird into the oven and taking it out after cooking. In his recipe, betel leaves are used as the base for lemon chutney.
The instructions go something like this: Remove as much fat as possible from the betel juice. Then put the roasting pan on the stove and mix in the wine and lemon juice. Boil the liquid until it reduces to half. Next, stir in the chicken stock and bring it to a boil once more. Strain the liquid into a saucepan after draining half the liquid. Place it on the stove and slowly add the butter. When the mixture becomes thick, add spices as per taste.
What do reviewers say about Bourdain’s Roast Chicken recipe?
People who have reviewed Bourdain’s recipe love it. One reviewer called it an “excellent roast chicken”, describing it as “easy and delicious”. Another said after making it several times that it has become a staple.
“I’ve made it at least 4 or 5 times now, and it’s my go-to roast chicken recipe,” he said. “The chicken comes out moist and delicious every time and it’s super easy to make! My husband and kids love the chicken and lemon sauce I get with chicken.”
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