Rosemary & balsamic chicken with roast onions

Rosemary & balsamic chicken with roast onions

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr, 40 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A honey glaze adds a lovely sweetness to a classic roast chicken. Perfect with the tangy sweetness of roasted red onions

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
629
protein
48g
carbs
15g
fat
42g
saturates
11g
fibre
2g
sugar
12g
salt
0.44g

Ingredients

  • 1 free-range chicken, about 1½ kg/3lb 5oz
  • bunch rosemary
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 red onions, left whole but peeled and trimmed
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Starting at the neck, carefully loosen the breast skin away from the flesh, trying not to tear it, then place a branch of rosemary down the side of each one. Put the rest of the rosemary in the cavity. Season the chicken inside and out, place in a roasting tin, then sit an onion in each corner of the tin. Drizzle the olive oil over the chicken and onions, then roast everything for 1 hr 20 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, stir the vinegar and honey together until the honey has dissolved. When the chicken has had about 40 mins, whip it out of the oven, drizzle the chicken and onions with the vinegar mix, then continue to roast until the time is up. Remove the chicken to rest, turn the onions over and continue to roast them in the oven while the chicken rests, about 20 mins. Serve each person a portion of chicken, a roasted onion and some of the sticky pan juices.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2008

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toffeeman's picture
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Very nice. Found the sauce too greasy so drained the fat and added the meat juices to the water from the veg and some chicken gravey granuals

mandykeen2006's picture
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The sauce was divine, really enjoyed this dish! I roasted some corguettes, red peppers, and aubergine with the same sauce and olive oil, yum!

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Cooked beautifully - very moist. Served with jacket potatoes and salad.

bethocallaghan's picture
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Very nice - skin was nice and crispy. We also stuck a bulb of garlic inside the chicken.

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