Tips + tricks
+ PRESERVED LEMONS are available from most supermarkets. They are brined in salt and herbs. Use only the rind, as the pith will be very salty and bitter. + TO HALVE the chicken, use poultry shears or sharp scissors, cutting either side of, and removing, the back bone. + TEST THAT a chicken is cooked by inserting a skewer through the thickest part of the thigh. If the juices run clear, the chicken is cooked. + SERVE ROAST chicken with steamed greens, rice or a fresh green salad. It also goes well with all kinds of roast vegetables.