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How to roast chestnuts
  • There are 3 different ways you can cook chestnuts.
  • Divide the chestnuts into 3 batches.

In the microwave

  • Cut the chestnuts in half.
  • Transfer to a bowl and add 2 tablespoons of water so that they don’t dry out.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and microwave for 5 minutes at 800 watts.
  • When ready, remove from microwave and remove plastic wrap.

In the oven

  • Preheat oven to 200* C (390* F) Fan.
  • Make a shallow incision with a small, sharp knife in a crisscross manner. This will help the chestnuts cook quicker and will keep them from exploding.
  • Transfer to a baking pan and add 2 tablespoons of water so that they don’t dry out.
  • Roast for 25-30 minutes.


  • Press the sharp blade of a knife on the top of the chestnuts and make an incision. Repeat the same process to create a crisscross incision.
  • Transfer to a pot and add enough water to completely cover the chestnuts.
  • Place pot over high heat.
  • As soon as it comes to a boil, cook for 25-30 minutes.

Your chestnuts are ready! Now you have chestnuts in the microwave, in the oven and boiled!! 3 different ways to suit everyone’s tastes!!