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Saturday, April 7, 2007

Roast Chicken and Vegetables

Roast Chicken and Vegetables
If you love Roast Chicken and Vegetables this recipe is sure to put a smile on your face.

  • 750g small new potatoes , such as Charlottes, halved
  • 2 small red onions , cut into wedges
  • 1 head of garlic , separated into cloves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 heaped tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 large red pepper , deseeded and cut into chunky pieces
  • 2 large courgettes , halved length ways and very thickly sliced
  • few sprigs fresh thyme
  • 4 large chicken legs portions
  • Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Mix the potatoes, onions, all but 2 garlic cloves and half the oil in a large roasting tin with seasoning to taste. Roast for 15 mins.
  • Meanwhile crush the remaining garlic and mix with the maple syrup, mustard, remaining oil and seasoning to taste.
  • Toss the pepper, courgettes and thyme with the potatoes, then arrange the chicken portions on top and brush liberally with the maple syrup mixture. Roast for 45 mins to 1 hr until the chicken is golden and sticky and the vegetables are tender. Serve with rocket or green beans.


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