This is a favourite of ours for a Sunday but we don’t need an excuse to have it during the week. !
- Honey lemon roasted chicken
- My ingredients
- 1.5 kg chicken
- Butter (not much )
- Salt and pepper
- Finely grated zest of a lemon
- 1 tablespoon of thyme leaves
- 4 tablespoons clear honey
Rub butter over the chicken liberally and season with salt and pepper ( I do this all in the baking tray to save mess ) .Roast for 40 mins .Remove from the oven and pour the juices into a bowl .
Mix the lemon zest,thyme and honey with juices in the bowl and return chicken to the oven . Baste 3 times in the next twenty mins four if u haven’t got kids at your apron strings ,on the twentieth min baste one final time . Turn off oven and leave chic in oven to rest for fifteen mins.
Take chicken from the tray and heat the juice with a little water( if necessary )these juices make an amazing gravy / juice to be poured /spooned over the chicken when sliced.
Compliment with either rice and vegetables or the full on roast potatoes and traditional veg it’s always great with any combo … Even chips !
Daines chicken this size is £5 and will serve four.
The other ingredients I normally have in my cupboard but are not expensive to buy first time