Roast Chicken with Cabbage is one of the easiest and yummiest meals to make. There are only three ingredients and it can be on the table in just over an hour. This recipe has its roots in Eastern Europe and is an absolute winner with family and friends. The Roast Chicken carcass works well as a base for Chicken Soup | The Solution to World Peace | which is a wonderful lunch snack. Warms the heart on a chilly winters day.
Roast Chicken and Cabbage
Roast Chicken with Cabbage is one of the easiest and yummiest meals to make. There are only three ingredients and it can be on the table in just over an hour
- 1 large head (2.5 Lbs or approx 1kg) cabbage (White, Savoy or Red all work Well
- Splash of Olive Oil
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 3lb / 1.4kg whole chicken
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- A lemon for serving
Heat your oven to 225c or 450 degrees F.
Halve your cabbage and slice each half into 1 to 1.5-inch thick slabs.
Very thinly coat the bottom of a 12-inch roasting pan with oil.
Arrange cabbage slices in the pan as if you were making a jigsaw. Make sure they are tightly packed.
Season cabbage with salt and pepper.
Pat your chicken dry and rub or brush it with 1 tablespoon of the butter.
Generously salt and pepper the chicken all over.
Place chicken breast side-up over the cabbage and roast for 20 minutes, drop the temperature 180c / 350f for a further 40 or so minutes.
During cooking spoon the bird and cabbage around it with butter a few times throughout.
Lift the chicken off the cabbage and set on a warm plate to rest and wrap in foil (15 minutes should be fine)
Cut chicken into pieces and serve with the cabbage, finishing everything with lemon if you wish. (Or Orange if you re using Red Cabbage)
We have experimented with three different varieties of cabbage for this dish. Red Cabbage, Savoy Cabbage and White Cabbage. They all work well and add a slightly different flavour. The Red Cabbage works well with an orange squeezed over it prior to serving.
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