IF THE closures of fast-food joints nationwide has you already stuck for meal ideas, don't fret because a novice home cook has shared her roast chicken recipe that would rival even the very best cooked bird from Nandos.
Taking to Facebook, the foodie shared her easy, slow cooker recipe along with mouthwatering snaps of the spicy roasted chook that'll only set you back £2.80, compared to the whopping shop price of £13.70.
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Admitting she"loves her herbs and spice", the Facebook foodie revealed photos of the prepped chicken which was coated in a range of spices including cayenne pepper, hot chilli and a mix of garlic and onion powder.
After cooking the bird in the slow cooker on high for for hours, the first-time cook said she was impressed with the the cooking method which left the chicken extremely juicy topped with a golden, crispy skin.
Sharing with members of the popular Slow Cooking UK Facebook group, she said: "First time making a roast style whole Chicken in my multipurpose slow cooker and I was so impressed.
"cooked it on high for 4 hours, was surprised at how juicy it was."
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Once cooked, the home cook served the entire chicken on a plate accompanied by a side of broccoli and cauliflower and the photos were so impressive that members of the group were eager to find out the recipe so they could give it a go themselves.
Upon request, the woman detailed her recipe, saying: " For this one, I used cayenne pepper, hot chilli powder, garlic and onion powder, cajun seasoning, turmeric powder and some of my Indian curry powder.”
She also explained that she'd made a doughnut shaped ring out of tin foil and placed it on the bottom of the slow cooker and placed the chicken on top to avoid the bottom from burning.
If you already have a selection of spices at home, the meal could cost you as little as a couple of pounds with whole chickens available from Sainsbury's for just £2.80.
And you could easily stretch it out across several meals to make it even more cost-effective – the options are endless.
In other food news, people are making dough at home using only two ingredients – and can be used for pizza, bagels and more.
Plus, a baker shares incredible chocolate cake recipe that doesn’t require eggs or dairy – so it’s ideal for self-isolation.
Meanwhile, mum shows how to make ‘Greggs’ sausage and bean melts at home and they only cost 37p.
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