Sunday Cook #1 Roasted chicken

in food •  3 years ago  (edited)

Since I was a child my mom cooked more elaborate dishes on Sundays. Probably because she had a catholic education and Sunday is a family day.
During university time, as I passed some weekends in Évora, I started my own Sunday cooks, guess it comforts me. My last roommates in Lisbon, when I left to Évora, said they would miss my Sunday fragrant that's when I realised I really had that routine!!

What is Sunday Cook?!

On Sundays, I like to prepare more elaborate and delicious food. Usually, I cook some traditional Portuguese food, or at least with Portuguese inspiration :) I try to do it in a healthier way, using the minimum fat as possible :p

During the week I don't like to spend much time cooking (no time at all), that's why I get totally motivated to cook on Sundays!!

I though it would be nice to share this with Steemit community. This is Sunday n.º 1!

Hope you enjoy!! :)

This Sunday I cooked:

- Vegetable cream - also my recipe

- Roasted Chicken DSC_180419a70.jpg


  • chicken (2,5 kg)
  • 3 lemons
  • 1 big onion
  • garlic
  • black pepper
  • red-pepper (a bit spicy)
  • sweet-pepper
  • salt
  • olive oil
  • laurel
  • parsley



If you want the chicken to get flavour, you'll need to season it with lemon juice, chopped garlic, black pepper, red-pepper, sweet-pepper and salt, a couple of hours before. Usually, I do it on Saturday afternoon/ night, and put it in the fridge.

Pre-heat the oven 180 ºC - 200ºC.
Pick a roaster tray and cover it with sliced onion. Then join the chicken, seasoned gravy, laurel, and parsley. Add the olive oil and it is ready to go to the oven (180ºC), for about 1h30m!

I like to watch the roasting process, and for more flavour, we can sprinkle the chicken with the sauce accumulated in the tray :p

When cooked, serve it :) This week the perfect combination was cabbage and white rice, but feel free to eat it with spaghetti, mashed potatoes or just vegetables!


Hope you enjoyed this sharing!! I can assure you this was pretty yummy!!

I will come back with other Sunday cook delicious :D Stay tuned!!

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The one who doesn't get hungry reading this post is a jaded fool on a diet!

Thanks for this kind comment! Made me smile! :D

Nothing wrong with a good Catholic upbringing Liliana! That chicken look like a great Sunday lunch. Be perfect with a glass of white wine too :)) YUM!! Up-voted and Resteemed!

It was a great Sunday lunch indeed. Wanted to share it on Sunday, but I didn't had enough time and also hadn't my steemitimg account active.

Problem solved and steem is "ON" again!

So glad you found your Steem switch ;)

Looks awesome! I shouldn't read these posts while hungry...LOL

Thanks!! It was tasty indeed. Stay tuned for Sunday Cook #2 ;)

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Thank you for the advice! Already updated the tags here :)

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UaU!!Many thanks for challenging us!! It is very good, I feel great! :)

I"ll Take Chicken On Sunday!

Nice! I would love to get some feedback...(if you had time) :)

I'll be giving this a try....sounds so good. I love cabbage and have never served it in a wedge like that - I'm going to do that as well. Thanks for a really comforting recipe.

Glad you liked it :)

It's a lot easier to prepare and cook, I take the outer cabbage leaves and wash it separately and cut the rest in 4 (wedge).

Thanks! I'll definitely give it a go....maybe even tonight. I am in the mood for cabbage, carrots and onions.....I think they call that bubble and squeak on the east coast of Canada, probably in Britain too.

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