iShotChicken and roasted it for dinner

My husband is a game designer/developer and released his third game, iShotChicken on Android, IOS, Mac and PC. To promote the game and celebrate 1000 downloads (on App Store) in first two days we decided to do something different. After pondering for a while we thought, “what could be better than dedicating a recipe to it.” We shot a number of chickens that crossed the road (in the game) and picked the best one to make our dinner (actually we bought one from Hypercity). I took out my MasterChef apron and got ready but another question came up, how to cook it? Make curry or deep fry it? A little confused I took help from my blogger friends Ashrita and Amrita who happily shared their recipes. I took Ashrita’s roasted chicken and added a little twist to make my ‘iShotChicken’ glazed with orange juice and rum.

Here’s the game and the recipe for all of you to try.

bit.ly/iShotChickenAndroid
bit.ly/iShotChickenIOS
bit.ly/iShotChickenWindows
bit.ly/iShotChickenMac

Ingredients:
for chicken
Whole chicken (around 1 kg with skin)
1 lemon (poked with a fork and microwaved for 30 seconds)
I pod of garlic (do not peel it)
2 medium onions (cut into four piece and no need to peel)
1 red bell pepper (roughly sliced)
1 yellow bell pepper (roughly sliced)
1 carrot (roughly sliced)
1 tbsp chopped parsley
2 sprigs of rosemary
Herbs (Basil, Sage etc.)
Salt to taste
Pepper
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp Olive Oil

for gravy
1 cup water
3 Maggi magic cubes (chicken flavour)

for glaze
Juice of one orange
60 ml Old Monk

Method:
Chicken
Preheat the oven at 180 degrees. wash and clean the chicken properly and cut out the neck and wing tips (no need to do that if you have bought packed chicken). Let the chicken dry completely.

Second step looked a little tough to me initially but trust me its not. You need to truss the chicken or tie it up in simpler words. This is important for even cooking and presentation. You can check out this video to see how to do it.

Stuff the lemon, 5-6 cloves of garlic and rosemary sprigs in the cavity.

Sprinkle some salt and pepper over the chicken and rub it nicely.

Grease your baking tray and arrange onions, carrot, bell peppers, garlic, parsley and herbs on it. Sprinkle some salt and add the oil too.

Now place the chicken (breast side up) on the tray, top it with butter and put it in the oven to roast for around 40-45 minutes. Keep checking the chicken so that it does not overcook.

While the chicken roasts in the oven you shoot some on your Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC.

Once the chicken is done let it cool for 5 minutes and then slowly take out the tray. Remove the chicken (be careful its hot) from the tray. Don’t throw away the veggies, we’ll use them to make the gravy.

Glaze
Mix orange juice and old monk in a vessel and let it boil for 5 minutes.

Gravy
Take all the veggies and the juice of the chicken and make a puree. Boil 1 cup water in a vessel, add Maggi cubes and let it boil for 2 minutes. Add the puree and boil some more. Taste it before adding salt and pepper.

Plating:
Place the chicken on a plate, pour the glaze over it and squeeze a lemon too. Take a pitted olive and slice it to make thin rings. Place two olive slices on the chicken and use some tomato ketchup to make it look like bullet shot. Serve it with the gravy and mashed potatoes on the side.

Do try my iShotChicken and send me the pictures. AND YES, don’t forget to download the game.

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