Just call me Bev: Bill Granger Thai chilli roast chicken

I saw this recipe on one of Bill’s (Granger) shows on the Lifestyle channel a month or so ago. Like many of the things that I cook, I knew as soon as I saw it that I wanted to give it a crack myself – it looked delicious! I made this (for just the second time) over the Easter weekend and it was even better than the first time. The flavour combos are simple and unbeatable and it’s a great twist on the stock standard roast chook that I trot out every week around here. I haven’t tried it with the kids yet (given the chilli) but I think they would enjoy a milder version.

Bill’s chilli stuffed chook with coconut gravy
: 1.6kg chicken
: Roast potatoes
: Steamed asian vegies

For the Chicken Stuffing
: Bunch coriander
: 2 red chillis
: 50 g desicated coconut
: 4 cloves garlic
: 2 limes (juiced)
: 2 teaspoons brown sugar

For the Coconut Gravy
: 1 tablespoon green curry paste
: 250 ml coconut milk
: 1 tablespoon lime juice
: 1 teaspoon brown sugar
: 2 teaspoons fish sauce

: In a food processor throw in the ingredients for the stuffing and chop finely

: Take half of the stuffing and place under the chicken skin
: The other half inside the chicken cavity
: A little oil, salt & pepps over it’s back and into a 180 degree oven for 1.5 hrs (that’s my standard roast cooking time that I use every time. My chooks are usually 1.7kgs and are never dry. A lime chopped in half up the wazhoo will also keep things, ahem, moist)

: Throw your potatoes in after 30 mins so they will be ready at the same time. Make sure you take your chicken out and rest for 10 mins wrapped in foil while you whip up your gravy

: Take the pan with all the yumbo juices in it, add in the curry paste scraping the cooked bits off the bottom.

: Add in the coconut milk, fish sauce, lime juice, brown sugar and simmer away whilst carving
: For the vegies I stir fried some broccolini & pat choy in sesame oil and a little soy

: Serve up and drown in that delicious gravy over it’s back

Mum and I were discussing that instead of the roast potatoes that you could serve rice instead and that would work. While there is a little more effort required than normal (I usually just chuck a lemon inside and some butter under the skin), dead SET it is worth every bit – it’s delicious. Enjoy!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15049049486292603860 Miss T


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13272090974052486539 Mrs Woog

    Can I please come down for the night soon and eat the fuck out of that chicken?

  • http://girl--world.blogspot.com/ Katherine

    That looks amaaaaaazing (extra a’s to indicate how much I am drooling right now).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10208633197266540403 Maryandlil

    Yum yum nom nom!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09393571810604343918 Veggie Mama

    CORIANDAAAAHHHHH! yummmmmmmm

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03283618400442819761 Sonia LifeLoveandHiccups

    I am totally drooling with orgasmic proportions!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06124224647059797583 kim at allconsuming

    I need that chicken. Now.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10508500218780099220 Mummasphere

    Definately going to give it a go. My hubby loves chilli and the left over cold chicken would be great in some crusty rolls the next day.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13151973819133926868 Mama of 2 boys

    Being a big chicken lover, this recipe was right up my alley. Thanks for sharing you gourmet chef extraordinaire. Lovely! xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13205159281866934702 jody

    Making it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10009232448247160974 ally

    Made this tonight…to huge acclaim…thankyou

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05330952414020375369 lizandluke

    I made this last night it was amazing, thanks for the recipe! The hubs loved it he couldnt stop saying how awesome it was!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08404184287815243972 lisacng

    Lou Lou Loves put a link to this recipe on her blog. I am so hungry right now!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11995495537249253209 Jilly

    Did you throw your chillies in, seeds and all?

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      I did Jilly! Sorry I didn’t mention that, my instructions are a little, shall we say, DODGY!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10327661563449068137 Felicity

    I just made this for my family and it was THE BEST – finger licking, pan scraping, lip smacking fabulous!

    Thanks Beth, it’s in the repertoire now and have given the recipe to Mum as she was here for dinner.