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Medieval Chicken with Whole Garlic Bulbs

A delicious and tasty chicken dish for you to try at home!


  • 1 roasting chicken

  • 5 smallish bulbs of garlic

  • 5fl oz white wine

  • Olive oil

  • Small packet saffron threads

  • 1 tsp each peper, cinnamon

  • Finely chopped ginger

  • Salt


  • 1.

    Put the chicken in an oven proof dish.

  • 2.

    Cut the tops off the garlic bulbs until you can see the cloves & arrange around the chicken.

  • 3.

    Pour oil into the garlic bulbs. Soak the saffron in a little wine to soften.

  • 4.

    Put all the ingredients in with the chicken & roast in an oven pre-heated to gas 8 then turn down to gas 3 for about an hour in total, or until the chicken is cooked.

  • 5.

    Baste regularly whilst cooking paying special attention to basting the garlic.

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