Note from the cook of this recipe: "When served with "Mujder" (muz'dej)sauce this very simple recipe becomes the famous "Dracula Chicken". Mujder is a spicy Romanian sauce." Recipe to follow ingredients.They claim that there is no actual recipe for the Mujder sauce.
None the less this recipe is really tasty.
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- 4 lb roasting chicken
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp thyme leaves
- 1 tsp sweet paprika
- 2 tsp oil, sunflower oil preferred
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground pepper
- 2 - 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
- 1 shallot, peeled and minced
- 1 lemon quartered *
- "mujdei sauce"
- crushed garlic cloves
- lemon juice
- sunflower oil (optional)
NOTE: THERE IS NO ACTUAL RECIPE FOR MUJDEI (MUZ'DEJ) SAUCE AND AMOUNT OF INGREDIENTS ARE TO TASTE.
1Preheat oven to 350 F
2Combine butter, thyme, paprika, oil, salt, pepper, minced garlic and shallot
3Rub mixture over the skin of the chicken
4Tie legs together with kitchen twine and place chicken breast side up on a rack in a roasting pan
5Put the quartered lemon inside cavity of chicken
6Roast at 350F for 1 hour
7Increase oven temperature to 450F and roast for 15 minutes longer
8Let cool for 10 minutes before carving