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Maryland chicken

Maryland chicken

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4 - 5

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

  • Gluten-free
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal685
fat25g
saturates7g
carbs66g
sugars38g
fibre7g
protein49g
salt3.6g
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Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken , about 1.8kg
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp English mustard powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1-2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1kg sweet potato
  • 1 large banana , unpeeled
  • 50g butter
  • 100ml milk
  • Creamed corn & bacon (recipe in 'goes well with', right)

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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).

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2014

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