Oven-roasted chicken with honey glaze, thyme and festive vegetables

 

 

Method

1) Place the butter in a bowl. Grate the zest of 1 lemon and add to the butter, then add the juice from the lemon, salt and pepper, garlic, a drizzle of olive oil, fresh chopped thyme and Italian parsley. Mix well.

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2) Prepare the chicken. Season the cavity with salt and pepper, then stuff with 1/2 apple cut in half, 1/2 onion cut in half, 1/2 lemon cut in half and 2 bay leaves. Lift up the skin from the chicken breast and stuff the seasoned butter between the skin and the meat. Drizzle the chicken with olive oil.

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3) To roast the chicken in the microwave oven, press COMBINATION setting 3 times. Turn the dial and set the cooking time to 75 minutes. Press START/SET to begin cooking. Baste the chicken with its own juice every 15 minutes. At 45 minutes into the cooking time, add the vegetables.

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4) After adding the vegetables, brush the honey glaze onto the chicken and continue glazing every 5 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked. Arrange the roasted chicken and festive baby vegetables on a serving platter.

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Ingredients

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  • 100g Butter, room temperature
  • 1 Lemon, juice and zest
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 3 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • Olive Oil, as desired
  • 1 tbsp Thyme
  • 1 tbsp Italian Parsley
  • 1 Chicken (whole, approximately 1.5kg)
  • 1/2 Red Apple
  • 1/2 White Onion
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1kg Festive Baby Vegetables (Carrots, Turnips, Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts)
  • 100g Honey Glaze