Caribbean Spice Christmas Roaster

Chicken Roast
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Caribbean Spice Christmas Roaster
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Caribbean
Servings: 8
Author: Brian Lumley
Ingredients
  • 1 8-10 lb. chicken roaster
  • 1 gallon salted water
  • 3 Tbsp. rotisserie seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp. jerk seasoning dried
  • 1 Tbsp. paprika
  • 1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp. salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp. ground garlic
  • 1/2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 lb mirepoix mixture celery, carrot and onion
Preparation
  1. Prep the roast: add salt and balance with a little sugar in 1 gallon of water.
  2. Rinse chicken under cold water and submerge in the 1 gallon of seasoned water; leave to soak overnight.
  3. In a bowl, mix all spices with the cup of oil then leave undisturbed for 10 minutes.
  4. Cook the roast: preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  5. Drain the chicken on paper towel and dry properly, then with spice mixture thoroughly (rub all over and in all cavities!)
  6. In a roasting pan, put chicken on top of vegetables. Roast approximately 2 hours, basting every 45 minutes with chicken stock.
  7. To test if your chicken is done, insert thermometer at the thickest point of the roaster - it should read 165 degrees C.
  8. Bon appetite!
This recipe was published in the December 2014 edition of Cooking Sense magazine.
Brian Lumley

Chef de Cuisine

Caribbean Top Chef introducing the cuisine to the Middle East.