Recipe 5: Chicken a la Dobry

A good friend of mine, Mr. Dobrý, mentioned this recipe to me on the weekend during our hiking trip to the local brewery. He had been stressing out that it is very undemanding, but produces very good results. I admire each and every matter possessing those two qualities concurrently, so I have decided to give it a shot. In terms of price and effort to performance (PEtP), I was content and you will be too. So let's stuff some lemon right up to the chicken's jacksy.


  • 1 medium sized chicken
  • 1 lemon (preferably non chemically treated)
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 garlic
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • freshly ground pepper
  • salt


First step is to perforate washed lemon, pinching about ten holes into it, allowing it to release its juice slowly. Then stuff whole lemon into the chicken and then give that poor animal usuall good treat necessary for successful baking. If you are not aware of this art, I would recommend to visit nice post dealing with this topic on well recognized czech foodblog It is in Czech, but there are some nail hitting pictures.

When done (do not forget to add salt and pepper), place it into the baking dish. Then prepare all the other ingredients. Slice the onion, peel the garlic cloves, carve carrots to medium sized chunks and put it all to the baking dish to cheer up our chicken a little. Now pour some water to the dish making about few millimeters of tail water level in there. Finally, toss the chicken with olive oil and let it slowly bake in the oven at 160-180 °C for approx. 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Result is indeed delicious!