Opgekikkerde hoender ( Cheery Chicken)
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1 whole chicken
juice of one lemon
3 tablespoons of malt vinegar ( if you dont have this, take red wine vinegar and mix it with a teaspoon of sugar)
1 1/2 cup of Orzo ( small grainy type of pasta)
Butter for basting
1 whole Garlic clove,broken into their normal individual cloves, skin still on
1 red onion, cut in quarters with skin still on
1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
1 teaspoon of cumin powder
salt & pepper
Tinned broad beans or fresh beans
1 glass of dry white wine
Get a nice deep casserole dish that you can use on the stove, as well as in the oven. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celcius. Drizzle your casserole dish with olive oil and fry your onions, garlic and cumin seeds for about 5 minutes. Now, place your chicken on top of the onions and garlic etc. Rub the top of the chicken with butter, almost massaging it. Now sprinkle your cumin over the chicken. Squeeze over your lemon juice and add the white wine. Flavour with salt and pepper and put in the oven to cook for about 40 minutes.
Remove the lid now and cook for another 10 minutes.
Now, take it out of the oven, and add your vinegar, beans and orzo and mix through. Should you need more liquid, add more white wine. Mix through. Cover with the lid and cook for another 9 minutes. Remove from oven, cut your chicken and serve up with your beans and orzo!