Christmas roast chicken

Christmas roast chicken
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Takes 10 min to make and 1½ hours to roast

Instead of turkey this year, try our Christmas chicken recipe. It’s a beautiful-looking bird that will steal the show as the centrepiece of your festive table.

The maple glaze sets into a sticky, shiny coating that gives a yummy sweet flavour to the chicken. Serves with all the trimmings.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
439kcals
Fat
9.8g (2.4g saturated)
Protein
73.5g
Carbohydrates
13.6g (11.7g sugar)
Salt
0.6g
Calories
439kcals
Fat
9.8g (2.4g saturated)
Protein
73.5g
Carbohydrates
13.6g (11.7g sugar)
Salt
0.6g

Ingredients

  • 1.5kg whole free-range chicken
  • 5 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6. Season the chicken and pour 2 tablespoons vinegar into the body cavity. Put in a roasting tin and roast for 1 hour 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together the remaining vinegar with the syrup, cinnamon and sesame seeds. Brush half the mixture over the chicken and roast for a further 10 minutes. Brush with the remaining glaze and return to the oven for a final 10 minutes, until the chicken is deeply golden and shiny. Rest for 5 minutes before carving. Serve with all the trimmings.

Recipe By

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