How to cook a chicken in 85 seconds

Try cutting down on cooking time with these tips

How to Make Sunday Roast Chicken in 85 Seconds

There isn't a more iconic British meal than the Sunday roast, but that doesn't mean we all sit down to one each weekend. Time is the biggest reason why people have ditched this meaty main, but creating a succulent roast doesn't have to be labour-intensive.

Not buying that? The video above shows you how to cook up a delicious chicken dinner, complete with potatoes, parsnips, carrots, cauliflower and broccoli in just 85 seconds. The preparation obviously takes a little longer than that, but the point is you don't have to be chained to the cooker just because you want a proper meal.

More speedy roast chicken ideas:
Emergency roast chicken
Spiced roast chicken

One of the best things about a roast is that you don't have to stick to just one kind of meat. Anything works well, from traditional beef to something a little more luxurious like this slow-roasted pork belly or lamb with vegetables. It's also worth considering a roast if you have people coming for dinner - just amp up the wow factor by choosing something like slow-roast duck with redcurrants. The beauty is that all the prep is done before, leaving you free to entertain.

Other meats to master:
One pot pork
Roast herbed pork belly
Roast poussins with orange

Once you've selected the meat, it's time to think about the accompaniments. No roast is complete without the humble potato, but there is a trick to getting them right. To ensure your spuds emerge from the oven nice and fluffy you need to parboil then before you pop them in, then shake them in a colander before they go into the baking dish. This scuffs the edges, which is the key to a good roastie.

Other potato ideas:
Roast sweet potatoes
Sesame roast potatoes

To finish why not try something more exciting than the usual boiled veg? This root vegetable gratin combines celeriac, swede and carrots, with nutmeg giving it some extra flavour. Or you could try glazed baby carrots and braised red cabbage to add some colour to your plate. Roast cauliflower is another easy addition, and while not a vegetable all roasts need to come with a portion of Yorkshire puddings.

More inspiration:

How to Make a Stuffed Pork Loin Roast
How to Make Mini Roast Beef Yorkshire Puddings With Shoestring Onions
How to Make Honey Roast Duck with Green Beans with Gordon Ramsay