Roast chicken legs and plums

Roast chicken legs and plums
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Takes 10 minutes to make, 30-35 minutes to cook

Got a glut of plums? Lucky you! The plums in this roast chicken recipe give the meat a delicious fruity, sticky flavour – best eaten with your fingers.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
410kcals
Fat
15g (4.7g saturated)
Protein
52.9g
Carbohydrates
17.1g (14.8g sugars)
Salt
0.9g
Calories
410kcals
Fat
15g (4.7g saturated)
Protein
52.9g
Carbohydrates
17.1g (14.8g sugars)
Salt
0.9g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp runny honey
  • 3 tbsp grainy mustard
  • 1 whole large free-range chicken, jointed into 8 pieces
  • 2 red onions, cut into wedges
  • 6 plums, halved and stoned
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Small bunch of fresh thyme, leaves stripped
  • 15g unsalted butter

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6. Mix the honey and mustard together in a small bowl, then brush all over the pieces of chicken. Season.
  2. Mix the onion wedges and plum halves together in a roasting tin with the olive oil, fresh thyme leaves and some seasoning. Dot over the butter and top with the chicken pieces (skin-side up).
  3. Roast in the oven for 35-40 minutes until the chicken is cooked through, sticky and golden. Serve with creamy mash.

delicious. tips

  1. Rub grated fresh ginger and Chinese five-spice into the chicken instead of honey and mustard for an Oriental twist. Drizzle plum sauce over the plums and onion. Roast as above.

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