Clay Pot Chicken with Vegetables
Chickens score points with plenty of protein, which is the building material for our cells, hormones and muscles. In addition, it contains vitamin B1, which ensures that nerves function properly and is a neurotransmitter in the brain. The colourful vegetable mix provides many vitamins and secondary plant substances for a healthy immune system.
White beets are a typical autumn vegetable, actually they belong to the cabbage species. The best way to get them is at a weekly market. For the dish you can serve boiled potatoes and a dip made of yoghurt, salt, pepper and lemon.
Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Rub inside and outside with salt, pepper, thyme and lemon peel . Stuff with parsley and 2 cloves of garlic each. Scrub the vegetables, peel and either halve or leave whole. Fill a clay casserole dish with the chicken and the vegetables. Sprinkle with 4 tablespoons of oil and the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Cover the dish and cook at 200°C about 1 hr. 15 min.
If you prefer chicken with crispy skin, then uncover the chicken for the last 15 min. of cooking.