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Heavenly Roast Chicken

Serves: 4
Total cooking time: 1hr 35mins
Heavenly Roast Chicken

Ingredients HIDE SHOW

  • Ingredients for 4
  • 1 Free Range Chicken
  • 75g Pitted Green Olives
  • 5 Medjool Dates
  • 2 whole slices of cured lemons
  • 1 Lemon
  • Maldon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Fresh Rosemary and Thyme
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1kg carrots
  • 1g potatoes

A tapenade of cured lemon, olives and dates gives this roast a zing fit for a King

  1. Preheat oven 200c
  2. Place the olives, dates and cured lemons into a food processor and blitz until the ingredients are a tapenade (roughly chopped mixture)
  3. Slice lemon in half and place into the cavity of the chicken
  4. Season the chicken with freshly ground salt and pepper
  5. Rub the chicken with the tapenade mix and wrap the whole chicken with greaseproof paper
  6. Place chicken into the oven for half an hour at 200c
  7. After half an hour, turn the oven down to 170c for 45 minutes
  8. Prepare the potatoes, rub with olive oil and place in a roasting pan with rosemary and crushed whole garlic cloves with skin on
  9. Peel carrots, boil for 5 minutes, strain (keep liquid for stock), heat some oil in an ovenproof pan, sauté carrots a little, sprinkle with cumin seeds and roast off in the oven
  10. Last 15 minutes, remove greaseproof paper and roast until golden brown
  11. Leave to rest for a minimum of 20 minutes
  12. Strain chicken juices from the pan, add some of the carrot stock, season 
  13. Serve with a glass of PepperBox Chardonnay, enjoy!