I have been reading many food blogs over the past year and about a month ago I came across one called “My Colombian Recipes” written by a woman named Erica who is from Colombia. I looked through her site and saw that she had many great recipes so I bookmarked the site. A few days ago she put up a recipe for roast chicken. Not just any boring type of roast chicken but this one has so many delicious flavors. The picture of her chicken looked so good so I decided to make it. It’s very simple and easy and it makes the house smell wonderful.
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 cup cilantro
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
Salt and pepper
1 cup beer
1. In a food processor, place the scallions, garlic, cilantro, thyme, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Process to a paste.
2. Place the chicken in a large plastic bowl, brush with the vegetable oil and add the marinade evenly.
3. Tie the chicken legs with kitchen string and refrigerate the chicken overnight.
The next day when you are ready to roast the chicken:
4. Preheat the oven to 425F.
5. Place the chicken in a roasting pan and add the beer. Roast the chicken for about 1 hour and 30 minutes or until the skin is crispy and the chicken juices run clear when you cut between a leg and thigh.
6. Remove the chicken from the roasting pan and place on a plate. Cover with aluminium foil and let it rest for about 15 minutes. Serve with your favorite potatoes.