Food for Friends

Lemon chicken (Serves 6)

Faye drops by to say hello - November 2009

Ingredients: 1 large chicken, 4 - 5 lemons, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, 15 - 20 stoned green olives, turmeric and paprika.

1. Rub turmeric and paprika into the chicken's skin

2. Zest the lemons, reserving the zest on a plate. Now slice the lemons into ring, cutting away the pith. Place the lemon rings over the body of the chicken.

3. Place the covered chicken into a large cooking pot. Add cold water up to at least half way up the chicken's body. Add the olives, lemon zest, garlic cloves, sugar and season with a little salt and pepper.

 4. Bring to the boil, place the lid on the pot and simmer on a gentle heat for approx 15 minutes per lb

 5. Serve the chicken on a large carving plate, decanting the juice and the olives from the cooking pot into a gravey boat.

Works well with vegetable couscous.