Maryland chicken

Maryland chicken

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 1 hr, 10 mins

Easy

Serves 4 - 5
This Southern-spiced roast chicken dish is served with buttery mashed sweet potatoes with a secret ingredient - banana

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal685
  • fat25g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs66g
  • sugars38g
  • fibre7g
  • protein49g
  • salt3.6g
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Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken, about 1.8kg
    Chicken

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  • 2 tbsp paprika
    Paprika

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  • 2 tsp garlic powder
    Garlic

    Garlic

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    Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most…

  • 2 tsp dried oregano
    Oregano

    Oregano

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    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • 2 tsp English mustard powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1-2 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

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  • 1kg sweet potato
    Sweet potatoes

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    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 1 large banana, unpeeled
    Banana

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  • 50g butter
    Butter

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  • 100ml milk

    Milk

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  • Creamed corn & bacon (recipe in 'goes well with', right)
    Bacon

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and sit the chicken in a small roasting tin. Mix all the spices with 2 tsp salt using a pestle and mortar – try to grind the oregano finely so that it doesn’t burn. Rub the spice mix over the chicken with some oil, and cover loosely with foil.

  2. Sit the potatoes in another tin, and put them in the oven together with the chicken. After 30 mins, remove the foil. Pierce the banana once in the skin with a knife and put alongside the potatoes, and roast with the chicken for another 30 mins.

  3. Check the potatoes are soft, then remove them and the banana from the oven. Leave the chicken to cook for a final 10 mins. Split the potatoes and banana, and scrape all the flesh into a saucepan. Add 1 tsp salt, half the butter and the milk, then mash together. Season.

  4. Check the chicken is cooked by piercing the inner thigh and ensuring the juices run clear. Lift to a serving platter and rest for 10 mins.

  5. To serve, spoon the mash into a dish, topped with knobs of remaining butter, and carve the chicken at the table. Serve with Creamed corn & bacon (recipe in 'goes well with', right).

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ambertuesday
16th Mar, 2014
2.55
Really enjoyed the chicken, something different. I had to give less 'stars' as the sweet potato was not nice!! I love sweet potatoes and we eat them a lot. Why on earth would you add another highly sweet ingredient into it?? Spoilt it completely and I was a bit miffed that I had followed the recipe!! The sweetcorn side dish was very nice though. Apart from the potatoes, all the left overs went into granary sandwiches the next day and very nice they were.
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