Saturday, November 23, 2013

Maple-glazed roast chicken recipe

Photo: Maple-glazed roast chicken recipe

By Silvana Franco

Serves 2-3 |
Takes 10 minutes to make and 1½ hours to roast |

The glaze sets into a sticky, shiny coating that gives a yummy sweet-and-sour flavour to the bird.


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


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 roasted carrots and leeks.

Nutritional info

Per serving (based on 3): 439kcals, 9.8g fat (2.4g saturated), 73.5g protein, 13.6g carbs, 11.7g sugar, 0.6g salt.

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