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Roast Poussin

By January 10, 2020 , ,

I love a roast chicken, poussin which is a young chicken is one of my favourites. It's a great way of having a roast bird all to yourself. If serving with other side dishes then one poussin will serve two people quite nicely. I like to keep it simple, just stuff with herbs, garlic and onion and roast it on the BBQ. For those of you who don't barbecue the whole year round, then you can roast it in the oven.


1 poussin
15ml of oil or duck fat to baste the poussin 
Salt and pepper to season
5 cloves of garlic
10 sprigs of fresh thyme
2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
1 small onion halved

Stuff the cavity of the poussin with the garlic, onion herbs and thyme
Pour over the oil/fat and massage all over
Season the bird with the salt and pepper
Place the poussin in the oven at 190c normal oven 180c fan for 45-55 minutes  or for BBQ set the Barbecue up for indirect cooking at 190c and cook for 45-55 minutes or until it hits 68c core temp 
Once the poussin is cooked, cover with foil and allow to rest in a warm place

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