Seems like a weird combination…Bird seed mixed with Chicken??? WTF!!… This is probably what you are all thinking…But you are wrong.. I can assure you. It is fresh and tender and tasty, chicken with, nutty crunchy sunflower seeds. ‘Licks lips’…
1 Whole Medium to Large Chicken
Juice of 1 Lemon
Small amount of Fresh Dill and Thyme, chopped and stripped of the leaves from the stalks
Salt and pepper
Take care to clean and gut the chicken, but leave it whole and do not spatchcock it.
In a small mixing bowl, mix the lemon juice and other seasonings, along with some oil.
When this is mixed,start to pour over the bird,and rub it into the chicken(Under the skin etc), making sure that the seasonings have been rubbed all over,-including the cavity of the bird.
Heat a pot with a little vegetable oil, and then add the chicken, browning it for at least 5-10 minutes on a medium heat.
After this turn it down slightly and cover the pot. Monitor it regularly to ensure that it doesn’t stick. When it has been cooking for around 30 minutes, add the sunflower seeds,and leave to continue cooking until the bird is thoroughly cooked*. Disfrutalo!!
*Check that it is cooked by putting a skewer into the chicken thigh or other thickest part of the chicken. If the juices run clear, then the chicken is cooked.. If blood runs out, leave to cook for at least 10-15 minutes longer.