Chicken in Milk

Chicken in Milk.

In a blink of an eye, its already the month of July! Time passed real fast, and before we knew it, more than half of the year is gone. In the beginning of the year I made a resolution to eat better, eat more home-cooked and most importantly, eat healthy, real food. For the first few months we did well, felt wonderful and well fed, but lately, due to the increasing workload, we've been eating out more often than I liked. 

"That will not do!", I thought, so to make peace with myself I gathered some ingredients to make a proper dinner. It was Jamie Oliver's Chicken in Milk, and it was easy, if only I don't need to fry the chickens first, it will be even easier. If I am ever making this again, I will fry two dozens of drumsticks, stick them into the freezer, and slowly pull out a few drumsticks to cook this for dinner until my stash of drumstick is gone. Tell me its a sane thing to do, please?

Chicken in Milk.

Other than frying the drumsticks (frying is a skill that I am lacking in), this chicken dish was fairly easy to whip, and most importantly, wonderful. The curd-like cheesy top was literally to fight over for. I followed Wendy's Chicken in Milk recipe, and included the combination of milk and cream to produce more delicious curd gravy. The lemon, sage and garlic combo makes a delicious chicken dish. If only I browned the drumsticks more, the dish will be even prettier. Me regretto. :(

Recipe for Jamie Oliver's Chicken in Milk
original recipe: Jamie Oliver
adapted from Table for 2 or More
Ingredients
1 x 1.5kg organic chicken (drumsticks)
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
115g or ½ a pack of butter
olive oil
1/2 cinnamon stick
1 good handful of fresh sage, leaves picked
zest of 2 lemons
10 cloves of garlic, skin left on
565ml milk (2 cups milk + 1/2 cup cream)

Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/gas 5, and find a snug-fitting pot for the chicken. Season it generously all over, and fry it in the butter and a little olive oil, turning the chicken to get an even colour all over, until golden. Remove from the heat, put the chicken on a plate, and throw away the oil and butter left in the pot. This will leave you with tasty sticky goodness at the bottom of the pan which will give you a lovely caramel flavour later on.
  2. Put your chicken back in the pot with the rest of the ingredients, and cook in the preheated oven for 1½ hours. Baste with the cooking juice when you remember. The lemon zest will sort of split the milk, making a sauce which is absolutely fantastic.
  3. To serve, pull the meat off the bones and divide it onto your plates. Spoon over plenty of juice and the little curds. Serve with wilted spinach or greens and some mashed potato.
Before Baking.

After Baking.



Once again, Cook Like A Star is back! Hosted by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids, this time round the Star of the Show is Jamie Oliver, The Naked Chef. Let's all cook up a storm and have fun blog-hopping together!




Comments

  1. Oh Jocelyn what an amazing dish. It looks absolutely delicious! I am so saving this recipe!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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    1. Try it and see if you love this dish as much as I did!

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  2. What a lovely dish, my friend was just telling me about JM's milk chicken that day and here it is! Am following you for future updates and drool over your photos :p

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    1. Did your friend love this? This is a lovely recipe and I reckon it will be popular among the kids and adults! Especially good to serve with rice or mashed potatoes.

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    2. Yes my friend thought it was delicious! And I am so glad to find the recipe here.

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  3. I saw this recipe too and was wondering how the milk will the cook the chicken. After seeing your post, I'm fully convinced and wish to cook this recipe.

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    1. I had the same concern too, as heating milk in high temperature for a long time is not exactly a good idea. But the meat was falling off the bone tender, so its all good. :)

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  4. This looks so yummy! I saw Wendy's dish too, which looked equally delicious. Must try one day!

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    1. Try it! Don't be like me, fry the chicken more thoroughly ok?

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  5. Oops, I meant to say my friend was telling me about Jamie Oliver's milk chicken...

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  6. Looks delicious! Yeah, a great idea to fry a big batch of drumstick and freeze, that way you don't have to wash the saucepan so often! I hate cleaning up oily saucepan especially after frying! This dish is perfect for the family to sit around and enjoy together!

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    1. Thank God! Finally someone agreed that frying a big batch is a great idea! :)

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  7. Wow! What a great recipe! Looks so delicious & mouth watering that I must try this out as soon as possible! Bookmarking this recipe. Have a lovely day! :)

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    1. Do tell me if you love this dish after you tried it ok?

      Have a wonderful day!

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  8. That dish looks very appetizing and drool-worthy ! A plateful of or two of steamed rice to go with that , please ?! lol

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    1. LOL! Its lunchtime and looking at it myself makes me go crazy!

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  9. Does this dish taste very milky? I really want to try this with spring chickens, but I'm afraid it's too milky for my liking!

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    1. I would say it tasted more lemony than milky. The milk aftertaste is covered by the wonderful smell of lemon zest, so its not so cloying, and not very milky.

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  10. What an interesting recipe! will bookmark it for future use!

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  11. They look pretty amazing to me!

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  12. almost missed this post of yours. i'm not sure if freezing the fried chicken would be nice but this is certainly one nice dish, ive made it some time ago and love that that tasty curd!

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