How to Prepare Fantastic Roast Chicken you Will Learn in this Recipe

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The gourmet roast chicken recipe from my kitchen you will find in this article. For this I have used an organic chicken and added all sorts of fine ingredients.

This dish is not cheap, besides dried morels and truffles, veal stock is used.
Treat yourself and your loved ones to this chicken dish on a special day. You’ll be talking about this meal for a long time!

Before you go, one more tip: Don’t be intimidated by the noble ingredients, truffles are available preserved in a jar at the supermarket. The same goes for the morels. I can get by for a good year with one package of morels. This is not an ingredient for every day!

The following instructions with step by step photos and cooking video will now accompany you in your kitchen if desired. I wish you much fun and good success.

1. Recipe Roast Chicken

Here follows immediately the instructions with photo at each relevant step. Please note the following tips after the recipe.

Roast Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Morel Sauce

Guidance and translation by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 1168
Total Time 60 Min.
Preparation Time 30 Min.
Cook Time 40 Min.

Prepare chicken in the oven like a star chef. You can find the step by step instructions in this article.

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Roast chicken recipe picture
Roast chicken recipe picture


1 pc chicken
1 bunch fresh herbs
8 pc cocktail tomatoes
4 pc glove of garlic
1 tbs oliv oil
1/2 tsp primal salt
6 pinches black ground pepper
2 pinches chili flakes
2 pinches brown can sugar
300 g floury potatoes
80 g butter
50 g Cream
1/2 tsp primal salt
8 pinches black ground pepper
4 pinches Cayenne pepoer
6 pinches ground nutmeg
15 pc morels
1 tbs tomato paste
1 tsp corn starch
2 cup veal stock
2 cup dry red wine (optional)
1 tsp brown can sugar
4 pinches black ground pepper
2 pinches Cayenne pepoer
60 g butter
1 pc garden cress


Ingredients roast chicken with morel sauce
Ingredients for roast chicken with morel sauce

Roast chicken ingredients

Prepare the ingredients for the roast chicken in the kitchen.

Peel the garlic
Peel Garlic Step picture

Prepare garlic

Remove the garlic cloves from the bulb and place peeled in a roasting pan.

Marinated cocktail tomatoes before cooking in the oven.
Marinated cocktail tomatoes prepared for stewing and caramelizing.

Prepare tomatoes

Rinse the cocktail tomatoes and place them in the roaster.

Chicken seasoned in roaster
Chicken seasoned in roaster

Season roast chicken

Wash the chicken, dry it and put it in the roaster.

Season all the ingredients in the roaster and drizzle with oil.

Put the herbs, I used rosemary and thyme in the belly of the chicken.

Cook the chicken in the oven at level hot air 210° C for 20 minutes. Set the kitchen alarm clock.

Dried morels
Dried morels

Prepare morels

Get the morels ready in a small bowl.

soaked morels
Soaked dried morels

Soak morels

Cover the morels with cold water and soak.

Mashed potatoes ingredients
Mashed potatoes ingredients

Mashed potatoes ingredients

Prepare the ingredients for the mashed potatoes.

Peel potatoes b/w
Peel potatoes

Peel potatoes

Peel the potatoes.

Season cooked potatoes
Season cooked potatoes

Cook potatoes

Cut the potatoes into small pieces and boil them in a pot of salted water until soft.

Let softly cooked potatoes drain on a sieve.

Season potatoes with salt, pepper, nutmeg and a little cayenne pepper.

Potatoes boiled with butter in pot
Potatoes boiled with butter in pot

Prepare mashed potatoes

Combine the potatoes in the pot with the finely chopped butter and a little cream.

With the hand mixer, whisk quickly prepare a mashed potato.

Mashed potatoes in pot
Mashed potatoes in pot

Warm mashed potatoes

The prepared mashed potatoes was put on low heat.

Roast chicken cooked with tomatoes in roaster
Prepared roast chicken with tomatoes in roaster.

Prepare sauce base

After 20 minutes of cooking the chicken, spread the tomato paste on the bottom of the roaster and cook for another 15 minutes.

whole chicken disassemble illustration
whole chicken disassemble illustration

Carve chicken

At the end of the cooking time, remove the chicken from the oven with the roasting pan.

Remove the chicken, separating the drumsticks from the carcass first.

Then carve the breasts and place them whole on a baking sheet ready for serving.

Hold drumsticks individually and cut from carcass. Place drumsticks on a baking sheet in the same manner.

Oven tomatoes
Caramelized oven tomatoes.

Warm deco tomatoes

Put half of the caramelized tomatoes on a plate ready.

Place chicken pieces and tomatoes in the oven to keep warm, turn off the oven.

If the chicken is not cooked enough for you, just let it roast in the oven for another 5-8 minutes to the desired degree of doneness.

Chicken carcass in gravy
Chicken carcass in gravy

Cook sauce

Mix the cold veal stock with the cornstarch or mix with some of the stock in the jar.

Pour the veal stock into the roaster, add the carcass whole or chopped and bring to a boil.

The roast residues and the tomato paste from the bottom of the roaster should dissolve in the sauce.

Strain chicken sauce
Strain chicken sauce

Strain sauce

Strain the sauce with a hair sieve into a pot.

Strain the water from the morels through the sieve into the sauce.

Bring the sauce to a boil and season with sugar, pepper and cayenne pepper.

Morel sauce
Foamed gravy with morels as morel sauce

Prepare morel sauce

Blend the sauce with cold butter, then heat the softened morels in the sauce.


Provide truffles

Provide truffles.

Truffle cut into slices
Truffle sliced on the cutting board.

Truffle cutting

Cut one truffle into slices.

Varieties of how you can serve mashed potatoes on the plate
Varieties of how you can serve mashed potatoes on the plate

Arrange mashed potatoes

Prepare hot plates.

Prepare heated mashed potatoes.

You can also plate the mashed potatoes, form them into a dumpling, or place them on the plate as a flake, as shown in the recipe picture.

Roast chicken with morel sauce and mashed potatoes
Roast chicken dressed with morel sauce and mashed potatoes

Arranging Food

Place the hot chicken pieces on the plate.

Place the morels from the boiled sauce on the plate.

Mix the boiled sauce with the truffle slices until frothy and season to taste.

Serve the morel sauce on the plate.

Add the caramelized tomatoes, order with cress and serve.

I wish you a good appetite!


2. Calories and Nutritional Values Roast Chicken

3. Cooking Tips for Roast Chicken, Sauce and Puree

Some cooking tips will make your kitchen life easier and increase your cooking fun and knowledge!

–> Season the cocktail tomatoes devoutly with a little sugar and salt, then these caramelize nicer.

–> You could also add two halved shallots to the mixture in the roaster.

–> Ready-bought veal stock is usually very salty, so I did without salt completely.

–> You can harmonize the taste of the sauce with butter, sugar and some red wine.

–> The cooking time of the chicken is always a little different. Cook the chicken as desired.

–> I have based the mashed potatoes on the recipe of star chef Joël Robuchon. Check out the mashed potatoes recipe.

–> If you get fresh morels, please cook them in the sauce for at least 12 minutes.

–> Fresh morels are poisonous and lose this effect by drying or longer cooking.

–> The roasted tomato paste provides the color and the deep flavor of the sauce.

–> Always mix cornstarch in cold liquid and then bring to a boil. This way there are no lumps!

–> Do not boil the sauce after adding the truffle slices. The aroma of the truffles is better preserved this way.

–> You can also vary this dish with guinea fowl, corn chicken, poussins, pigeon or quail.

–> The smaller the bird, the shorter the cooking time 🙂

–> Get in touch with success stories or cooking questions and kitchen gossip via the comment function on this page.

4. Kitchen Story Roast Chicken

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