Chicken Lady Chicken


I am not sure if these photos do this chicken any justice, but I have to say that this is one of the best ways of preparing chicken that I have ever tried. This is a recipe from David Lebovitz´s cookbook My Paris Kitchen and it is the recipe chosen for this week in my cooking group cookthebookfridays. Joining this cooking groups has really been a lot of fun and has enabled me to discover new recipes and flavours that I may have overlooked in favour of some that are more ¨exotic¨. I mean, really. Chicken? Is it really something new to rave about it? The answer is yes!! This chicken involves marinating it for one to two days as well as butterflying it. Yes, this involves some preparation and a bit of time but the results are incredible. You get a gorgeous, moist chicken with a sensational flavour. I made this dish for my husband and he was over the moon. To my shock, he exclaimed that I should make this meal on Christmas Day as opposed to a turkey. I told him that instead of preparing a chicken, I could use the same recipe and adapt it to preparing a turkey. He agreed enthusiastically and said it was the best chicken he had ever had. Perhaps he was exagerating a bit. He was in a very good mood that day because he was building the Lego Millenium Falcon that I had given him for his birthday haha!




Ok,I am just getting hungry looking at the photos. If you are interested in having a look at this recipe, you can check it out here.  I used siracha sauce in my marinade. If you are unsure about butterflying a chicken, there are loads of videos online. Here is on which I found quite helpful.

I am looking forward to reading what my cooking friends thought of this recipe. I hope you try this because it is definitely worth it!

xxxx Natascha




22 thoughts on “Chicken Lady Chicken

  1. It does look finger-licking good! Chicken can cooked in endless ways, yet one would still be surprised to discover new recipes. So flavourful, easy and light.

  2. My hubby raved over this chicken and wants a repeat. Go figure! It really was tasty
    and I loved the marinade, it gave it great flavor. Your photos are wonderful, and yes, they
    do make you hungry.

  3. Oh my goodness, YES, your photos do it great justice! I just want to reach through the screen and take a piece of that beautiful blistered skin! I am definitely going to make this at some point for dinner. Thanks so much for sharing it with us! xo

  4. I loved the flavor of the marinade, though I wish the skin had been more cooperative. Your husband did a great job on that Lego!

    1. I hera you! the marinade was so good but the skin did not completely behave! He loes that Lego and his colleagues at work were pretty jealous! they want one too! haha!

  5. Your chicken DOES look delicious and, in fact, I vote you as having the most photogenic chicken. All those pictures make me want to go back and try again because I wasn’t totally satisfied with my result. I thought my real problem was buying too fast a chicken (mine was a very-American five pounds) but your chicken looks like a fatty also. So, I can’t whine about the size. Your enthusiasm is contagious but you don’t give yourself enough credit if you include kudos to the Lego Millenium Falcon. If that airplane is made totally from Legos, I am impressed. I already was impressed by your chicken.

    1. Hi!Gosh, thank you so so much! It is true that the chickens and turkeys in Europe are generally smaller. They are smaller and quite meaty! The recipe is quite a good one and we were really happy with it. It is worth trying again if it did not come out quite like you wanted. My husband made his Falcon hahah! I was in the kitchen cooking away and listening to him muttering how amazing it was and making shooting noises haha!Thanks again and have a great week! xxxxx

  6. This photo makes me want to do this chicken right now!!! David’s book truly delivers on taste. Gorgeous photo 😀

    1. Hi! Thanks a million! You are absolutely right. I have not been disappointed with any of the recipes I have tried so far. It is not hardto take a good photo of something so delicious. Thanks again and have a fabulous weekend xxxxx

  7. I think the pictures of your chicken do it justice! It looks beautiful and moist… I’m drooling. Of course I had to show my son the Lego pic… and he has asked for it to be his Christmas present, lol.

    1. Thank you Sadie! This recipe is from My Paris Kitchen too and it is just fantastic. It was the first time I marinated a whole chicken and the result was wonderful! As for the Lego, I understand your son. That Millenium Falcon is pretty cool to say the least. When my male colleagues discovered that my husband was given a Milleniu Falcon, they were so jealous! i was shocked! There were comments like…Ï am so jealous!¨or Ïf he needs help to put it together, can I come over?¨hahhahaah!

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