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Ultimate Roast Chicken Sandwich

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The Ultimate Roast Chicken Sandwich is not just a meal; it’s an experience. Imagine the perfect harmony of flavors and textures: juicy, tender chicken with a hint of thyme and garlic, crispy skin that crackles with each bite, all brought together with a rich, savory gravy. This sandwich takes the classic comfort food to a new level, making it a gourmet delight that’s surprisingly simple to prepare at home.

From the first slice of soft tiger bread buttered to perfection, to the last bite of the succulent chicken, this sandwich promises satisfaction in every bite. It’s a testament to the joy of cooking and the pleasure of eating well. Whether you’re looking for a hearty lunch, a satisfying dinner, or a way to impress your guests, the Ultimate Roast Chicken Sandwich delivers on all fronts. Dive into this recipe and let the flavors transport you to a world of culinary delight.

Full Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • Whole Chicken, 3.3lb/1.5kg, taken out of the fridge 30 minutes before needed
  • Unsalted Butter, 2 tablespoons, close to room temperature
  • Garlic, 2 cloves, very finely diced or grated, plus 1 bulb extra sliced in half
  • Fresh Thyme, 1 teaspoon finely diced, plus more sprigs
  • Small Onions, 3, quartered
  • Small Lemon, 1, zested then sliced into two thin rounds
  • Salt, 1/2 teaspoon, plus more as needed
  • Black Pepper, 1/4 teaspoon, plus more as needed
  • Olive Oil, as needed
  • Chicken Stock, 2 cups / 500ml
  • Flour, 3 tablespoons
  • Honey, a squeeze (optional)
  • Lemon, a squeeze (optional)
  • Tiger Bread, 10-12 small but thick slices, or other soft white bread
  • Butter, as needed for spreading

Directions:

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  1. Oven Preparation: Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F).
  2. Butter Mixture: In a small pot, combine butter, garlic, thyme, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Prep Chicken: Pat the chicken dry, spatchcock by removing the backbone, and flatten. Season the inside with salt and pepper.
  4. Butter Under Skin: Loosen the skin and distribute the butter mixture underneath.
  5. Roasting Setup: Place onion, thyme, lemon rounds, and garlic bulb halves on a tray. Put the chicken on top, season, and drizzle with olive oil.
  6. Roast: Cook in the oven for 45 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 75°C (165°F).
  7. Gravy: Make gravy with the pan juices, flour, and chicken stock. Season with salt, pepper, and optional honey and lemon.
  8. Sandwich Assembly: Remove chicken skin and meat, crisp up the skin if necessary. Butter the bread slices, add chicken, skin, and gravy. Top with another slice of buttered bread.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 45 minutes | Total Time: 65 minutes

Kcal: 650 kcal | Servings: 4 servings

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