CHICKEN COOKED IN A CLAY POT
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 courgette, sliced
Fresh herbs - I used some from my window box; rosemary, lemon thyme and curry herb (it's actually called that)
Soak clay pot for 8-10 minutes if it's been used before, 8-10 hours if it's the first time. Place all ingredients except chicken in a bowl and mix well. Pat chicken dry and stuff with this mixture, adding a little extra salt. Try to put some under the skin too, adding a little oil or butter. Close chicken using tooth picks. Place veg mix on bottom of pot, place chicken on top and add some water. Place in cold oven and set oven to 225 degrees Celsius. Cook for about 1,5 hours. Turn chicken over once wile cooking. Remove lid toards end if you want more colour.
If you don't have a clay pot, you can of course cook this in a large pot in oven or on stove. Cooking time will be shorter. One of the advantages to cooking in a clay pot though is that it keeps moisture in very well. If you have a large enough pot you can toss some potatoes in as well, otherwise you can cook some on stovetop, perhaps adding some turmeric for extra colour.