Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Chicken In Milk
It is my first time using sage leaves for cooking. These leaves have quite a strong scent, I remember putting these leaves into a plastic bag after getting them from Wendy's garden and put the bag in my carfront and my car was like instantly aromatised by these herbs even with just a few sprigs of them.
I"ve not had much idea what to do with the leaves and was recommended to cook this chicken in milk. You know, sometimes i can be quite "chinese", when it comes to eating, not in desserts though but i was a little sceptical about the taste of the chicken cooking with milk and cream, i'm not sure if i like the taste but hey, i
thought there's nothing to lose just trying it out.
I had no regrets making this and the most delicious thing about this dish is the slightly saltish milky curd and also the chicken, its skin especially, it's crispy and well flavoured. Spoon some curd over the chicken meat with each bite, it's tasty! One thing is i think i had put in a little more sage then required, one big handful of sages which the flavour gets a little too strong for me, the next time i make this, i will have to go really easy with the sage.
Recipe (from Table for 2 or more with modified recipe from Jamie Oliver.com ), with slight changes
1 chicken, mine about 950gms, halved, rubbed with salt and black pepper all over
11/4 cup milk
1/4 cup dairy cream
3 sprigs of sage leaves
8 cloves garlic
zest of one lemon
2inch cinnamon stick
60gm butter and some olive oil for frying
1.Marinate the chicken with salt and pepper for 30 minutes.
2. In a pan, put in the butter and some olive oil , put in the chicken with skin side down and fry till the skin turns golden brown. Remove chicken to your cooking tray, do not put in the butter and oil from the pan.
3. Combine milk, cream, lemon zest, sage and pour all over chicken and put in the cinnamon stick and garlic cloves.Cook in a preheated oven at 190C for 1.5 hours until the milk looks like curd.
I also know that two of my other blogger friends, Jeannie and Riceball also made these recently. You can have a look at theirs too. I am submitting this to Cook Like A Star( July 2012 ) - Jamie Oliver hosted by Zoe
and also sharing with Recipe Box 7 hosted by Bizzy Bakes