Chicken Alexa

Chicken Alexa

2 regular or 1 large chicken
3 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper
1 stalk lovage (optional)
2 tablespoons white wine
1 onion, sliced
1 tablespoon garam masala
1 tablespoon flour
3 dl [0,6 pt] chickens broth or broth made with cubes
6 tablespoons heavy cream
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
chopped lovage for garnish (optional)


[1] Tie up the chicken.

[2] Use 1 tablespoon of butter to brush the chicken, inside and out. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

[3] Put lovage, if used, in the chicken. Place the bird on the side in an ovenproof dish and add wine. Bake at 160° C / 320° F for 1-1 1/4 hours. Turn the chicken onto the other side when it is half cooked.

[4] Cut the chicken into serving pieces, arrange them on warm serving plate and keep them warm.

[5] Melt the remaining butter in a pan, add the onion and fry it soft. Add the garam masala (sharp spices that are available in major grocery stores) and flour and let it simmer on low heat for 1-2 minutes.

[6] Add the broth little by little while stirring. Simmer the sauce over low heat for 10 minutes then stir in the cream, lemon juice and honey. Reheat the sauce.

[7] Pour the sauce over the chicken and garnish with lovage, if used. Serve with rice and a tomato and cucumber salad.

4 servings