Chicken in-Roasting-Pan

Massaman roast chicken

This method is a totally delicious way to serve roast chicken as well as being very simple to prepare. Cooking a whole chicken this way is practiced in various forms throughout Asia, sometimes pot roasted, sometimes over hot coals and with many different curry pastes. Often cooked in the home, rather than restaurants, which is probably the reason why many Westerners are not familiar with the dish. Well, now is the time to change that and I promise you that you won’t regret it! You can be flexible with the vegetables in the dish and even change the curry paste if you wish. Not the most elegant of dishes but way up there on the scale of scrumptiousness:-)
Ingredients for Massaman roast chicken
The above ingredients are a guide as this dish works well with many variations. The chicken above is a 2 kg chicken and fed five people comfortably. Put as many new potatoes as you can fit into your roasting tin if you wish. If you are not using new potatoes then you will have to cut larger potatoes into smaller chunks and parboil. One can of coconut milk and one packet of curry paste provides enough sauce. As always, make sure you’re using the “right” type of coconut milk as it will make or break this or any other coconut based curry. Quick guide here, Coconut Milk Summary. Vegetables of your choice, I used some mild chilies with green beans and tender stem broccoli, you can also prepare additional veg separately if you wish. I also stuffed the cavity of the bird with a bruised lemongrass stalk and some chopped ginger, optional but adds to the aromas. Lemongrass and ginger and curry sauce Bash up the lemongrass stalk if using and chop some ginger and insert into the cavity.
Chicken in curry paste
Brush some of the curry paste, especially the oil, over the chicken. Cover loosely with aluminium foil and place in an oven preheated to 200°C for 40 minutes.
Add potatoes to the pan
Add potatoes to the pan rolling them around in any oil or juices from the chicken and return to the oven without the foil and cook for a further 40 minutes. In the meantime add the rest of the curry paste to a small pan and add the can of coconut milk and bring to a simmer whilst stirring. Add vegetables and saucePour the curry paste coconut milk mixture over the chicken and stir the potatoes around and add the vegetables. Return to the oven for a further 15 minutes, I’m fine with my chicken burning a little on top as the skin crisps but adjust your oven shelves to your own preferences.
Ready to serveRemove to a carving board and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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Roast Chicken Massaman

Massaman Roast Chicken


  • Author: Nitsa Takhiansok
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: Fed 5 comfortably in our house:-) 1x

Description

A totally delicious way to serve roast chicken. The Massaman gravy keeps it moist and flavourful beyond belief. With the roast potatoes and vegetables cooked in the pan this Is an incredibly easy and time-saving dish to prepare. Scrumptious!


Ingredients

Scale

1 packet of My Thai Curry Massaman curry paste.

1 can of coconut milk

1 chicken, 2 kg (or scale recipe as above)

700g small potatoes

Vegetables of choice. I used green beans sweet Chillies and tender stem broccoli.

One small piece of ginger and a lemongrass stalk (optional).


Instructions

Bash up the lemongrass stalk if using and chop some ginger and insert into the cavity. 

Brush some of the curry paste, especially the oil, over the chicken. Cover loosely with aluminium foil and place in an oven preheated to 200°C for 40 minutes.

Add potatoes to the pan rolling them around in any oil or juices from the chicken and return to the oven without the foil and cook for a further 40 minutes. In the meantime, add the rest of the curry paste to a small pan and add the can of coconut milk and bring to a simmer whilst stirring.

Pour the curry paste coconut milk mixture over the chicken and stir the potatoes around and add the vegetables. Return to the oven for a further 15 minutes, I’m fine with my chicken burning a little on top as the skin crisps but adjust your oven shelves to your own preferences.

Remove to a carving board and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.
Enjoy!

 

Notes

As always using the “right” type of coconut milk is a game-changer. See here.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 95 minutes
  • Category: Dinner Lunch
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Thai

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: Per person
  • Calories: 980
  • Sugar: 6.3 g
  • Sodium: 531 mg
  • Fat: 47.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 22.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.1 g
  • Fiber: 4.2 g
  • Protein: 104.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 300 mg

Keywords: Chicken, Massaman

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