SUNRISE presenters Natalie Barr and Matt Shirvington were stunned to learn celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s “genius” cooking trick.
Inspired by his travels across the Mediterranean, Jamie’s chicken chips recipe was one he was confident Australians would enjoy.
He showed the TV stars how much he enjoyed preparing the main course by first marinating chicken and potatoes in a lemon and olive mixtureoregano, salt and pepper.
Jamie then pushed the chicken thighs through an oven rack so they hung over a tray of potatoes before placing the entire dish in the preheated oven.
He said: “Whatever happens in the end [is] One of the best versions of chicken and chips and I know Australia, you will love it.
“Five ingredients that work really, really hard.”
The British restaurateur said he adopted the unique cooking style after seeing rotisseries on roadsides around the Mediterranean.
Sunrise’s Matt Shirvington said he was “blown away” by the technology.
He gushed: “How good is this? Well done. Great, genius. He is a genius.”
Nat Barr was equally taken aback and said: “Wow, I didn’t expect that. I’ve never seen that before!”
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The Sunrise presenters applauded Jamie at the end of his demonstration, and sports reporter Mark Beretta said: “The man is gifted.”
Jamie appeared on the show on Thursday to promote his new cookbook, “5 Ingredients Mediterranean.”
It follows his previous, hugely popular book, 5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food.
Nat and Matt gave Sunrise viewers a glimpse into their private lives this week by sharing a series of snaps from their childhood.
Nat posted a picture of herself when she was a girl, with a sleek bob and bangs haircut and a trophy in her hand.
Matt also shared with viewers a photo of himself as a child with bleached hair, a T-shirt and a short Dunk Island set.
The photos of the famous couple have been offered for a new Australian Federal Police initiative called My Pictures Matter, which uses snapshots of Australians to train AI software to recognize child abuse material.