Quick Roast Chicken with Bacon & Onion Gravy

Quick Roast Chicken 006aFeel like roast chicken, but haven’t got the time to cook it or the
people to eat it? Then make the most of chicken thighs or
drumsticks, roast them and serve with this moreish gravy.

The gravy is also good served with pan-cooked sausages, steaks or chops and leftover can be frozen to jazz up a meal in the future.

Quick Roast Chicken with Bacon & Onion Gravy

This is a great way for those cooking for one or two to enjoy the taste of roast chicken without having to cook a whole chicken.

Look out for chicken thighs and drumsticks when they are on special.

Serves 4

4 chicken thighs with bone-in or 8 small chicken drumsticks
olive or vegetable oil
salt and freshly ground pepper
BACON & ONION GRAVY
2 rashers bacon, rind removed, diced
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
2 tbsp plain flour
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 cups chicken stock
¼ cup chopped parsley

1              Preheat oven to 200°C. Brush chicken with a little oil and season with salt. Place chicken on a baking tray and roast for 30-45 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

2              Meanwhile, make the gravy, heat a saucepan over a medium heat. Add just enough oil to cover base of pan, add bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until bacon is cooked and crisp. Using a slotted spoon remove bacon from pan to paper towels to drain, leaving 1-2 tablespoons fat in the pan.

3              Add onion and garlic to pan, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until onion is soft and translucent. Stir in flour and tomato paste and cook, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes. Slowly stir in stock, then stirring constantly, bring to the boil and cook, stirring, until gravy thickens. Add bacon and parsley. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Happy cooking and eating.

Recipe by Rachel Blackmore

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