Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Fennel Thyme Honey Roasted Chicken - Confinement Month # 5
Sick of chicken soups? Sick of braised chickens? Try roasted during confinement or not.
Fennel is a galactagogue, meaning, it helps you by giving you more milk. Whereas thyme is one of the ingredients in DOM. And thyme has oxytoxin-effects meaning, it helps with contractions. After delivery, the uterus needs to contract back to it original state. I read in wikipedia, thyme tea is often given to post partum mothers in Jamaica to help with uterine contractions, but then again, no need to worry about what Sheila said about the placenta, it is already removed long before you are eating this at home. Don't worry, anyone can consume this, even men. As the spices are really common, in curries, in garam masalas, in stews, in Murukus, in lots of Indian snacks and so on and so forth. But pregnant women need to be cautious and not consume this too often.
I roasted these chicken parts in a roasting dish, to catch all the juices. The juices are wonderful to be spooned over rice, but do take care to remove the excess oil on the surface of the juice.
Fennel Thyme Honey Roasted Chicken
Recipe source: Wendyywy
800gm chicken parts (3 medium sized whole legs, separated into drumsticks and thighs)
1 heaped tsp fennel seeds
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 tsp cumin
1/3 tsp black pepper
1 tsp lemon zest
few sprigs of thyme, use leaves, stalks removed
2 tsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp honey
1. Grind fennel, salt, cumin and black pepper in mill.
2. Sprinkle ground ingredients and lemon zest over chicken and rub thoroughly.
3. Put in thyme and lemon juice and mix evenly. Let chicken marinate for 1 hour.
4. Preheat oven at 180C(fan)/200C.
5. Rub honey over chicken.
6. Arrange chicken pieces in a roasting dish/tray.
7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
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