Orange & Honey Roast Chicken

PREP TIME: 15min

COOK TIME: 1hr 20min SERVES: 4

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 x 1.6kg whole chicken

  • 8 cloves garlic, unpeeled

  • 4 carrots

  • 8 potatoes

  • 200g mushrooms

  • 1 cup spring onions, chopped

  • 2 sprigs rosemary

  • 3 oranges

  • ½ cup honey

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

  • Salt

  • Olive oil

  • Pepper


METHOD:

  • Step 1: Preheat oven to 230°C.

  • Step 2: Wash carrots and potatoes and roughly dice them into quarters. Place them in a large roasting dish.

  • Step 3: Add the unpeeled garlic cloves and sprigs of rosemary to the dish.

  • Step 4: Mix 3 tbsp of olive oil through the vegetables and season with salt and pepper.

  • Step 5: In a small mixing bowl combine the honey, soy sauce, chopped spring onions, 2 tbsp olive oil and orange juice (from the 3 oranges). Stir ingredients together to form a marinade.

  • Step 6: Place the chicken in the centre of the dish. Arrange the vegetables around the chicken.

  • Step 7: Inside the cavity of the chicken, insert the empty orange peels.

  • Step 8: Baste the marinade over the chicken, allowing excess marinade to drip over the vegetables.

  • Step 9: Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

  • Step 10: Lower the oven heat to 200°C and cook for 1hour 20 minutes.

  • Step 11: Wash and clean mushrooms. Add mushrooms whole to the dish when there is 30 minutes cooking time remaining.

  • Step 12: Carve the chicken and serve.


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