Djentleman’s Roast Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Djentleman’s Roast Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
  • Djentleman’s Roast
  • 1 Full Roasting Chicken
  • 1 Stick butter
  • Fresh Rosemary
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Garlic
  • Lemons
  • Flour
  • Chicken stock
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Boiled Potatoes
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Djentleman’s Roast
  1. Mix the fresh herbs and garlic with the butter and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Divide the butter into two portions and insert one under the skin of each breast of the chicken
  3. Fill the cavity of the chicken with garlic, left over herbs and squeezed out lemons.
  4. Coat the chicken with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Cook in an oven preheated to 250 C for about an hour and 15 min.(approx 1 hour per KG)
  6. Remove and allow to rest.
  7. Transfer the juices from the pan into a saucepan and cook on medium heat
  8. Whisk in 2 table spoons of flour and allow to cook for a few minutes.
  9. Add in the chicken stock and cook further for 5minutes
  10. Turn off gas and add some fresh lemon juice and serve with the chicken.
Mashed Potatoes
  1. Add the butter, milk, salt and pepper to the boiled potatoes
  2. Microwave for 2minutes will the butter melts.
  3. Mash till nice and creamy.
  4. Optionally you can add some herbs, cheese or anything else to give it a unique flavour.