Chicken in a pot
The Tastiest Way To Cook a Whole Chicken
INGREDIENTS (for 4 people)
I whole Byrnes Free Range Chicken 1.5 kgs
2 small onions cut in half
2 medium carrots peeled and cut in half lengthways
1 whole leek cut into 4 pieces
4 sticks of celery cut in half
1 small swede peeled and cut into large pieces.
8 small potatoes in their skins
Fresh parsley sprigs
Fresh thyme sprigs
2 cloves whole
4 cloves Garlic left whole
Put the chicken in a pot, cover with water, bring to the boil and discard the water.
Put all the prepared vegetables, herbs and seasoning into the pot, cover with fresh water and bring to the boil.
Cover the pot, reduce the heat to a slow simmer and cook for 1 hour.
Remove the chicken and cut into portions. Serve in large bowls with the stock and vegetables from the pot. Serve with a chunk of crusty bread or Soda bread.