Microwave 40 Minute Roast Chicken

SERVES 4 Persons PREPARATION TIME 5 min. COOKING TIME 40 min.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 onion, cut in half, skin removed
  • 1.7 kg whole chicken, unseasoned
  • Olive oil, for drizzling
  • 2 thyme sprigs
Optional Gravy
  • Pan juices (1/2 cup)
  • 1 tbsp white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 25 g butter
  • 2 tbsp flour

METHOD

  1. Place onion in the base of an UltraPro 3.5L Oval. Place the chicken on top.
  2. Drizzle with a little oil and season with salt and pepper. Add the thyme springs.
  3. Place cover on and cook in microwave on High/100% power/900 watts for 30-32 minutes until chicken feels cooked. Preheat the oven to 200◦C (180◦C fan). Remove cover and cook for 5-10 minutes, or until browned.
  4. For gravy: Gently remove liquid from cooked chicken to a jug or pitcher, removing any obvious fat. Add the wine and chicken stock. In a Chef Series II 2.5L saucepan, melt the butter. Add the flour and whisk with a KP Beater until thickened. Whisk in the liquid, stirring until mixture comes to the boil and the gravy has thickened. Season. Serve with the chicken and your choice of vegetables.