Nina says: “De-boned roast chicken has been on my to-do-list for a very long time. Roast chicken, I think I have perfected (according to my family), but de-boned roast chicken I have avoided for far to long.
The fear of failure is my downfall in life and it was also what kept me from trying to de-bone my first chicken.”What can go wrong?” I kept asking myself. After all, I can always use the dissected chicken to make the best Chinese Chicken I have ever tasted. So after months of possitive self-talk, I decided to bury all excuses and just try. With Youtube as my guide, I felt nervous as hell, but after a while, I did it! I was one step away from making delicious de-boned roast chicken. What on earth was all the fuzz about? If I can just give one word of advise…… you have to have a sharp knife. Without it, you will not succeed.”
De-boned roast Chicken with Dates and Goats Cheese
1 Deboned Chicken – Ask your butcher to do it for you
salt and pepper
10 ml dry coriander
150 g Safari Pitted Dates – cut into long 5 mm thick strips
100 g Fairview Chevin or any other goats cheese
30 ml olive oil
a few sprigs fresh thyme
Preheat oven to 180 C. Spread the deboned chicken open on a work surface. Place the strips of dates all down the middle as well as the goats cheese. Fold the one half of the chicken over the stuffing and roll up to form a neat roll. Secure with metal skewers or bamboo sticks or tie up with string to keep the filling inside. Rub the chicken roll with olive oil, season with salt, pepper and coriander. Place the thyme on the chicken and place the chicken on a roasting rack over a roasting tray. Roast open for about 45 – 50 minutes or until the chicken is cooked and golden brown. Serve on creamy risotto.
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Nina Timm has become a popular household name in South Africa and apart from her passion for cooking, her heart is with people. In 2012 she received the Blogger of the Year Award from Eat In Magazine and has not looked back since. She understands what her readers want. She and her family live an unpretentious lifestyle with love in abundance and a deep-rooted belief in God. With her warm and heartfelt nature she has become a loyal and trusted radio personality to RSG listeners, where she has a weekly show every Thursday Morning just after 9, featuring her own recipes and those of other South African Food Bloggers.
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