Chicken with Anchovy Mayonnaise

Chicken with Anchovy Mayonnaise

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Servings: 6
Calories: 378


  • 1 roasting chicken weighing 2 1/2 lbs
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 3 sprigs fresh basil
  • Soup vegetables carrots, leek, celery, etc.
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 clove
  • 4 oz tuna/canned
  • 4 anchovy fillets
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1 gherkin
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Pinch each salt and freshly
  • ground white pepper
  • 1/2 lemon


  • Wash chicken both inside and out, then place in large saucepan. Wash sprigs of basil and parsley stalks and add to chicken, together with prepared soup vegetables.
  • Peel and halve onion, spike bay leaf on one half with clove and add both pieces to chicken.
  • Pour on sufficient boiling water to cover chicken well.
  • Boil chicken for 30 minutes, removing any scum as it forms, then reduce heat and poach gently for 1 hour longer.
  • Drain tuna and finely chop with anchovies, capers and gherkin. Stir this mixture into mayonnaise, seasoning to taste with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • Finely chop parsley and add to mayonnaise.
  • Cool chicken in stock before cutting into serving portions and arranging on platter.
  • Cut lemon into wedges. Garnish chicken with lemon wedges and serve with the anchovy mayonnaise.
Calories: 378 kcal
Carbohydrates: 3 g
Protein: 29 g
Fat: 27g
Saturated Fat: 7 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 108 mg
Sodium: 198 mg
Potassium: 343 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 1 g
Vitamin A: 636 IU
Vitamin C: 9 mg
Calcium: 28 mg
Iron: 2 mg
Ingredients Chicken, Whole Chicken
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