I have a meal-planning dilemma. I have agreed to cook for around 8 people tomorrow night. I had planned to do a roast chicken (as that's easy to buy locally), but then have been called in to an urgent meeting from 3pm-6pm (I'll be out of the house from 2:30pm-6:30pm).
As dinner needs to be ready by 7:30pm, a roast is off the cards UNLESS I can prep & get it into the oven before I leave at 2:30pm, and leave it to roast for around 4 hours. I'll have the time to do all the prep before I go, but I can't find any chicken recipes that involve such long cooking times.
I don't have a slow cooker, this would have to be done in the oven.
I'm very partial to Jamie Oliver's Chicken In Milk recipe: could this be adapted to a long cooking time?
Or, am I better off heading to the other side of town in the morning to get a pork shoulder or piece of beef that I KNOW will respond well to the long roast time?
Thanks for any help!