Chicken in Milk?! | Jamie Oliver & Gennaro Contaldo

If that chicken was a woman would you
marry it? Mm-hmm-hmm. Yeah. Just asking. Hello, you lovely people, it’s
me. And Genarro. And we’re gonna cook a beautiful dish: Chicken in milk. This is a
massive, massive recipe on I did it in this book,
“Happy Days with The Naked Chef,” a long time ago. We’re gonna have some fun with it.
This is gonna be a whole bird with lemon, sage, garlic and we’re gonna cook it in
milk. When you put lemon in milk it will split into little curds Don’t be under
the illusion that this chicken is anything like one you’ve ever had
before. This is something completely different. So the first stage of this little journey,
you get a whole bird, rub it up with salt and pepper. Yeah,
leave it, leave it to me. Really season the outside of the chicken. Get a nice pan
that snugly fit this bird and this way it’s gonna be moisture in and it’s
just gonna gently, beautifully cook it. I’m gonna take butter. As soon as you add
the butter is gonna start caramelizing. We want to get colour on the chicken. And
when it looks like the butter’s burnt, we pour it all out of the pan and we put a
fresh one in. It’s gonna be really, really good. Okay, so that’s colouring up nicely.
I’ve got the sage leaves picked here We’ve got our little friend, Mr. Cinnamon.
A whole bulb of garlic goes. Some people might think that’s a lot, absolutely not.
Leave them in the paper and just give them a little spank. That just cracks it.
By keeping it in the skin you get much sweeter flavour so it’s not gonna be pongy, garlicky. It’s gonna be gentle and sweet and gorgeous. And the other thing
is the lemons. I’m just gonna take the zest off like this. Just look at that. Just show them how burnt that is. Look at that. So that’s burnt butter, right. We are
gonna get rid of that. We don’t have to clean the pan out because there’s
actually sticky goodness on the bottom of that pan. So, then we’ll go fresh
butter. Sweetness. And that’s actually the key. We want that sweetness to
really cook into the chicken. Ow! That, see, that’s karma. It’s exciting, innit? It is, indeed.
You can see we’re getting good colour now. We’re gonna take this out again. We’ve
got burnt butter again. Some of you might feel that this is wasteful. It’s
not really wasteful. You don’t do this process
very often but you’ll get in a unique flavour from doing this. So let’s just
turn that heat down. Go in with the last knob of butter.
The cinnamon. We’re gonna go in with the lemon zest. Then the garlic and that’s
gonna fry and the flavour is gonna be phenomenal. And then this frumpy old herb
called sage, the minute that that hits the chicken fat, the sticky goodness in
the bottom, the lemon, the garlic, the cinnamon, the fat it’s gonna completely
transform. So, this is a really incredible flavour combination. Seasoning goes in,
pepper goes in, then just when we feel that we’ve got a nice bit of frying
action happening, then we break it–oh yes– with milk. So, there we go.
Then we go back in with the chicken. Add a squeeze of lemon. Go, go on, give it a squeeze of lemon, it’s nice. And that will split the milk. So, what you’re
gonna get and observe from this is, like, little, delicate curds of cheese and then
the whey splits out and kind of gets all the sticky bits off the bottom of the
pan and out the chicken so you get kind of like milky gravy and then curds of
cheese and then you’re gonna get something really, really special. So, in an
oven, 180 degrees Celsius which is 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and we will cook this
for about an hour and a half and I’ll turn it a couple of times. So, an hour and
a half is past and, in that time, Gennaro’s made a little mashed potato.
We’ve blanched off and steamed some Swiss chard, some broccoli, spinach. And
now for the pièce de résistance. Oh, my, my, yes! There she is. Look in here, guys, there’s almost
like homemade ricotta here and it’s just phenomenal. Serious flavour. Traditionally
you would use polenta but we’re going to use mashed potato. Look at that. Really
special. I’m gonna put the greens on. This is what it’s all about. I’ll just put
this over the top. And when you get the curds from the milk, it’s a phenomenal
thing. Something a bit different. That little hint of spice from the cinnamon
is spectacular. Put them on top, yeah. And that’s it.
Chicken, cooked in milk, lemon, sage, garlic, mashed potato. Something really, really
special. So, shall we? Shall we? Oh, my God. That juice is delicious isn’t it. And the
cinnamon’s subtle. And the garlic with the mashed potato with the juice. I like it. I
love it

100 comments on “Chicken in Milk?! | Jamie Oliver & Gennaro Contaldo”

  1. Αντωνης Σπαντιδακης says:


  2. Akesh 29 says:

    How you cooking that chicken with bum still on

  3. rootinier says:

    Press 4 furiously (and thank me later)

  4. throathammer1 says:

    its always awkward seeing these two… like jamie wants to have sex with the old man but the old man keeps turning him down.

  5. Ana Claudia says:

    Chama o Bigode! ❤ Canal da Dani Noce

  6. Lizapk A says:

    perfect team Jamie and Gennaro. wish you more success

  7. Maycon Barreto says:

    Posso entrar com uma Farofa ? Desculpa Senhor !

  8. Simon Weiler says:

    This cooking duo is literally the best there ever was.

  9. ItsBurnsy says:

    I would like this video but I never got to try turkey twizzlers and now I can’t buy energy drinks 🤷🏻‍♂️

  10. Anthony says:

    Jamie What have you done forcing the uk to take Aspartame ( by any other name ) With this new tax. Open your eyes mate. Are you going to give it to your kids ?

  11. Gülçin Kırkgöz says:

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  12. Zireael says:

    Chicken in milk?

    This is what happens when you do drugs, kids.

  13. Claudio AB says:

    00:40 Wonderful! Yeeeeessss

  14. Francisco Gutierrez says:

    i always forgot to watch these things during the day. At night is a nighmare.

  15. Callum Medland says:

    1:58 got me DED

  16. Aya Gamal says:

    My favorite two people in the whole world
    they bring JOY to my day

  17. Vicki Dewi says:

    Gonna try this if I can find sage in my town 😭😭.

  18. Sophie Dupré says:

    That was short and adorable dudes xxx

  19. SilvaVelozo says:

    Oh my my!

  20. Alan KS says:

    good to see Gennaro, more dishes from him and Jamie please.

  21. Luis F Mendoza says:

    jamie use lemon on everything lol

  22. Miles Chan says:

    Jamie Oliver is a fraud people…

  23. Edwin Oviedo Tellez says:

    D E L I C I O S O ……

  24. Benlita Pinto says:

    I love it when both of you cook together! <3 🙂

  25. Marlene Dietrich says:


  26. Mayyada Masharqa says:

    Lactose intolerance 😭

  27. bob and vegana 4 trump says:

    Bravo!!! Yummy 💖💖

  28. Norman Brykczynski says:


  29. Tiger 1 says:

    Gordon is the best

  30. dombower says:

    Dead chicken cadaver parts cooked in cows breast milk. And people think vegans are crazy! 😂

  31. Mystic Gohan says:

    What is that purple herb he used?

  32. cyrbis says:

    Gennaro + Jamie = love!!! s2

  33. Hamouda KB says:

    I love how Jamie made Gennaro's entrance "Hello you lovely people !"

  34. MLC. Marie Louise & Cathrine says:

    you know when you call a hot girl a bird… does that come from a chicken? like the breast and the legs? always wondered this…

  35. kamilia ben yahya says:

    Best chefs ever

  36. voiceisclear says:


  37. LMTR14 says:

    I don't want to see ANYBODY but jamie on the jamie oliver channel, especially not some rude overacting Italian! thumbs down

  38. Aegon Targaryen says:

    Bunch of idiots In a kitchen, but good idiots #don't hate

  39. Salma Shalaby says:

    I tried this recipe years ago, and it’s now one of my favorite dishes during the colder months when I find myself longing for filling warming comfort food.

  40. Dániel Tóth says:

    Gennaro is the best! 🙂

  41. ajay decleus says:

    funny how he a better cheif but gordon food is better and has more youtube subs

  42. Sima Soumi says:

    Oh my my ! Ohh my myyy hahaha

  43. JstHere4DGoodies says:

    This is what's in my oven tonight! Smells so good in my house right now.

  44. Kowalski A. says:

    1) Play this video
    2) press 4
    3) ???
    4) profit

  45. United Fan says:

    Batman n Robin ✊🏻

  46. Alina Alinuta says:

    Ciao Genaro posso per primo vorrei dire che siete fantastici e nn vedo l'ora di provare le vostre ricette,speciale quelli italiani.
    Vorrei chiedere un favore,avevo visto.per caso in tv una vostra ricetta con cosce di pollo ripiene di burro e con pureea di patate e broccolli pero nn avevo visto da inizio quindi nn so come si chiama la ricetta.
    Vorrei tanto provare quella ricetta ho ancora l'acqualina in bocca🤤🤤🤤se gentilmente puoi mettere il link.
    Grazie infinite!

  47. Kurt H says:

    1:58 u can thank me later

  48. PlasmaBurns says:

    You're welcome.

  49. kellyrotel says:

    My family loves this dish

  50. Goriaas says:

    This is NOT kosher. Never mix dairy and meat

  51. Rift Dancer says:

    3:08 Noice!

  52. Ana Bleasdale says:


  53. Iris Berben says:

    this was the first recipe i cooked from this book, years ago!

  54. Tyrfingr says:

    2:21 when the cinammon goes in, Gennaro makes this sound that made me laugh. What a gastronome

  55. Tody Rodgers says:

    I just love how genuine and real you two are.

  56. Марк Аврелий says:

    У нас такие кастрюли только на помойке можно найти!

  57. Pritta Ira says:

    ❤️ Gennaro

  58. Peter Rumley says:

    I dont trust them curds hahahahaha

  59. معرفه معرفه says:

    so good 😍

  60. Comradery says:

    ohhhh moi moi….YES!

  61. Darkshadow • 30 years ago says:

    Karma is real

  62. onkar mane says:

    Are garlics in your country sweet

  63. kai chen says:


  64. 696ナカザ says:

    Someone needs to make memes from Gennaro's reactions

  65. prince moura says:

    I like the way gennaro love cooking

  66. MadamMorgan says:

    Honey bunny, this recipe you dropped the mic 🎤 BRAVO!

  67. Philip Smith says:

    Would it be possible to do this with chicken breasts rather than a whole chicken? I'm assuming you'd cook it for less time.

  68. Diana Ribeiro says:

    I've just made this and it tasted delicious!!!!

  69. offset byte says:

    my goodness this is inelegant

  70. Emm Jones says:

  71. John Steelman says:

    He would get married to a Chicken ? Hahahahah !

  72. Sophie Waller says:

    Anyone know if you can use Soy milk or other plantbased milk instead of regular milk?

  73. Justine Chen says:

    Busy Ginnaro! 😀

  74. gianni arnoldons says:

    Genna’ sei un grande! Anche Oliver è bravo cmq! Ciao ragazzi!

  75. LABUSTO says:

    My grandmother, had been doing this method since I can remember…. 1964…65? This isn't new. Living on a farm you see a lot of good cooking , canning , baking, which started well before youtube came around… These are not modern inventions.

    Why be humble when you can capitalize. "Oh my my" is a fishing hook… three pronged at that.

  76. drict elle says:

    A great combo of guy for people who lovesss food like me

  77. Devin Lopez says:

    What kind of milk they used?

  78. Canucks92 says:

    I would marry that chicken too…taste so good

  79. Richard Mac Dowell says:

    Why not just put buttermilk in?

  80. Lenna Tran says:

    Noooo my chicken is dead

  81. Spirit Mpumi says:

    Hi Mr.O.
    Thanks for your assistance and episodes you give us, my wife thinks I am taking private chef lessons since I am getting better in my cooking approach. I just wanted to know if you could please do an episode on cooking quail. Thanks

  82. Alberto Pezzani says:

    I tried this recipe but the skin of the chicken got stuck to the bottom of the pan, and the butter never got burnt. Any advice?

  83. Rebecca Hassell says:

    looks really good, would love to try someday.. 🙂

  84. jennifer curtis says:


  85. Neo Francis says:

    how to live a happy life:
    1. play the vid
    2. press 9 then come back to this comment
    3. wanna be happier?
    4. press 4

  86. lucas8265 says:

    Wouldn’t it be better cheaper and easier to use half olive oil half bitter because the oil stops the butter from burning

  87. Damiano Trisciani says:

    Gennaro giving is classical porno twist…

  88. Faramone Fawcett says:

    It's wasteful

  89. Ciaron Wright says:

    Can you use a different bird like pheasant or pidgeon

  90. Inna Sokolova says:

    Они используют такие дорогие, продукты, чтосмотреть противно) Пусть попробуют пр готовить обед из 3х блюд из курицы завода Ирпень, морковки, лука и картошки. А на десерт пусть приготовят из муки, которую если не просеешь-сожрешь килограмм мошек.

  91. Patrick Mwakitwange says:

    Who is better? Jamie or gordon??

  92. LetsBeClear says:

    Your co chef is so delightfully expressive

  93. Debbie Z says:

    I followed this recipe EXACTLY. It was horrible. Tasted like lemon pledge. All that garlic was lost. The sage smelled good but had no flavor. Everything overwhelmed by lemon. Chicken had a mushy cooked in broth texture. Will not make again.

  94. Vidheyesh Prabhu says:

    2:10 ……it is wastefull Jamie.

  95. Dnb33 says:

    Gennaro 👑


    take off the Pope's Nose!

  97. JOKER 01 says:

    Gennaro U legend why U cooking so GOOD!!!

  98. StayTunedWithDorothy says:

    Hi, everyone. A Greek chef made this recipe and he sayd to throw away the Milk with the aromatic ingredience and Just keep the chicken. But im going to follow sir Oliver recipe. Greetings from Greece.

  99. Sam Thu says:

    Gennaro is like a feature beat box of Jamie's video. If this is a music video, lets say Jamie is Usher and Gennaro would be Lil Jon

  100. Lokman Hakim says:

    This two guy really hate ton,spoon, fork

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