Ayrton Chicken

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Appears in

The Cookery of England

The Cookery of England

By Elisabeth Ayrton

Published 1975

  • About

This is a recipe of my own for dinner parties.


  • 1 large roasting chicken (4–5 lb. 2–2½ k.)
  • piece of home-boiled gammon, about


The day before you want the dish, or a day or two sooner, cook the gammon in water with brown sugar and cloves. Allow to cool in the liquor. Roast the chicken the day or a few hours before you want the dish, but so that it is only just cooked, barely done, as for a salmi.

First carve the gammon so that there