Winner Winner Chicken/Turkey Dinner

Chicken, not turkey
Being American, I normally roast a whole turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. Five years ago I was about to put the turkey in the oven and realised we had run out of tin foil. Our daughter was napping and Husband was at work so I couldn’t go to the shop. After a little research on the web, I read about cooking the turkey upside down. I did, and it was a huge success. And ever since, I have cooked my turkeys and chickens upside down and have never had a dry bird.

Upside Down


I made a yummy roast chicken for dinner last night, and I made it the same way I make my turkey, so if that helps your Christmas dinner–you’re welcome. I’m not going to go into all the details of how to cook a whole chicken. But I will give you my tips for making the chicken extra juicy. First, I rub it in butter, then add salt, pepper, Italian herbs. If I have them, I will put a half lemon and some garlic inside the chicken. I then rub some olive oil over the chicken. And then (this is the most important bit) I cook it upside down for the first 3/4 of the cooking process. I turn the chicken over for the rest of the time so the top browns. Sometimes I add bacon to the top of the chicken or turkey. But it ALWAYS turns out juicy and yummy.