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How to roast a chicken in a vegetable nest w/cream sauce

This is a great meal you can prep in advance. The sauce can be a bit tricky but once you get the technique, it's very versatile. Enjoy and feel free to ask questions

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INGREDIENTS

Clean all your ingredients and give your bird a pat or two to dry it off

Clean all your ingredients and give your bird a pat or two to dry it off

Masala and jerk spice. I use these all the time. I'm actually just to cheap to have a well stocked pantry, so when I find delicious spice blends, I use them a lot.

Masala and jerk spice. I use these all the time. I'm actually just to cheap to have a well stocked pantry, so when I find delicious spice blends, I use them a lot.

Preheat oven to 400F

Preheat oven to 400F

Peel your carrots if they are older, these came straight from my garden and jut needed a scrub

Peel your carrots if they are older, these came straight from my garden and jut needed a scrub

Cut the tip off and make a 45 degree cut.

Roll the carrot a 1/4 turn and make another 45 degree cut.

Roll the carrot a 1/4 turn and make another 45 degree cut.

Keep rolling and cutting the carrots into even sized pieces

Keep rolling and cutting the carrots into even sized pieces

Evenly cut the taters

Large slices of onions

Large slices of onions

Peel the garlic. My mind was just blown recently with the "peel garlic in 10 sec" trick.  Google it. Add the whole cloves to the chopped veg

Peel the garlic. My mind was just blown recently with the "peel garlic in 10 sec" trick. Google it. Add the whole cloves to the chopped veg

Squash needs the skin off it too.

Squash needs the skin off it too.

Scoop out the seeds.

Scoop out the seeds.

Cut the bottom and the top off and then chunk it into even pieces.

Add the olive oil and season the veg with the masala curry

Add the olive oil and season the veg with the masala curry

This will be the bed for the chicken to sit in.

These two are always lurking around the kitchen while I cook. :)

These two are always lurking around the kitchen while I cook. :)

Squeeze and rub lemon over the chicken.

Squeeze and rub lemon over the chicken.

Coat your bird with the jerk spic

Coat your bird with the jerk spic

Take the wing tip in your hand.

Bend it under the chicken. It should fit in quite snugly. Sort of like when I try an sit cross legged

All tucked in

Cross the legs and use skewers to hold them in place. Two skewers should do it but use as many as you need to get a nicely shaped and compact bird.

Make a "nest" in the vegetables an pop the tray in the oven

30 minutes in and I noticed that I'm brow on up too much.

Cover with tin foil if this happens with yours.

Just after an hour and it's nearly done.

Add a drizzle of honey over the chicken and place it back in the oven, uncovered for 10 minutes

Bam. Looks good

Drain the juices and fats off of the vegetables.

Drain the juices and fats off of the vegetables.

Separate the fat and chicken drippings.

Separate the fat and chicken drippings.

Sauce time. Melt the butter in a sauce pan over medium high heat

Sauce time. Melt the butter in a sauce pan over medium high heat

Add the flour and incorporate it into the butter

Add the flour and incorporate it into the butter

Should look like this

Should look like this

Add cold milk in 1/3 cup increments.

Add cold milk in 1/3 cup increments.

Bring each addition to a boil before adding the next increment of milk. This will keep the sauce from lumping.

Bring each addition to a boil before adding the next increment of milk. This will keep the sauce from lumping.

after the first few additions the milk will full incorporate and look like a dough. Don't worry, this is normal and it will smooth out eventually

after the first few additions the milk will full incorporate and look like a dough. Don't worry, this is normal and it will smooth out eventually

Keep at er a little bit at a time.

Keep at er a little bit at a time.

Starting to smooth out and come together.

Starting to smooth out and come together.

Once the sauce is lump free and resembles a sauce, add the drippings to the pan.

Once the sauce is lump free and resembles a sauce, add the drippings to the pan.

Some BBQ sauce to spice it up a bit

Some BBQ sauce to spice it up a bit

Salt and pepper

Salt and pepper

A splash of cream

A splash of cream

And finish it with butter

And finish it with butter

Cut up your bird and serve it up.

Cut up your bird and serve it up.

Oops. It looked so good and I was so hungry that I forgot to take a picture of the final dish. ;)

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  • Chicken
  • Lemon
  • 2.0Tbsp Jerk seasoning spice
  • 1.0Tbsp Masala curry
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • 3.0Tbsp Olive oil
  • 3.0Tbsp Butter
  • 2.0c Milk (approx)
  • 1/2Tbsp Flour
  • 2.0Tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 1.0oz Cream
  • Salt and pepper