Chicken In the Oven
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from An Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook (Andalusia, 13th c. - Charles Perry, trans.), entitled "Chicken In the Oven". [insert a brief description of dish here, possibly including any or all of the following: characteristics of the final dish, when or how it might have been served, and why you selected it]

The Source Recipe
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Chicken In the Oven. Take a cleaned, plump chicken and put it in a pot. Throw in a spoonful of fresh oil and half [a spoonful] of murri naqî', pepper, a piece of Chinese cinnamon, and eggyolks -- whole, as if they had been found in the chicken. Then you put the lid on the pot and place it in the oven, and when it is known to be cooked and done, take off the lid and empty it out for what ...
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To bak chekyns tak chekins clene skaldid and truse them as short as ye may colour them with saffron and salt them then couche them in coffins and take salt lard of pork and dice it smale and melleit with vergious saffron and good poudurs and couche them in coffins and close them and bak them and serue them. [A Noble Boke off Cookry]

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Searchable index of "An Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "A Noble Boke off Cookry". Medieval Cookery.
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