Oh My! I was COMPLETELY blown away by this recipe! Not only because of its simplicity, but because this was the BEST chicken I have EVER made! And the sauce, OMG, Liquid Gold! Go make this now – you will make it over and over again after the first time!
I did cook with the lid on my dutch oven for the first 45 minutes, and then off for the last 45 minutes , it was a suggestion from another blog 🙂
1 (3 pound/ 1.5 kilogram) organic chicken
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 ounces (115 grams) or 1 stick butter
1/2 cinnamon stick
1 good handful fresh sage, leaves picked
2 lemons, zested
6 garlic cloves, skin left on
1 pint (565 milliliters) milk
Put your chicken back in the pot with the rest of the ingredients, and cook in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours. Baste with the cooking juice when you remember. The lemon zest will sort of split the milk, making a sauce, which is absolutely fantastic.