Roast Chicken with Honey Glaze

Oven roasted chicken with honey glaze, thyme and festive vegetables

6 Servings

  • Butter (room temperature) 100 g
  • Lemon (juice and zest) 1
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
  • Garlic (chopped) 3 cloves
  • Olive Oil as Desired
  • Thyme 1 tbsp
  • Italian Parsley 1 tbsp
  • Chicken (whole approximately 1.5kg) 1
  • Red Apple 1/2
  • White Onion 1/2
  • Lemon 1/2
  • Bay Leaves 2
  • Festive Baby Vegetables (Carrots, Turnips, Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts) 1 kg
  • Honey Glaze (see recipe) 100 g
1
Place the butter in a bowl. Grate the zest of 1 lemon and add to the butter, then add the juice from the lemon, salt and pepper, garlic, a drizzle of olive oil, fresh chopped thyme and Italian parsley. Mix well.
2
Prepare the chicken. Season the cavity with salt and pepper, then stuff with 1/2 apple cut in half, 1/2 onion cut in half, 1/2 lemon cut in half and 2 bay leaves. Lift up the skin from the chicken breast and stuff the seasoned butter between the skin and the meat. Drizzle the chicken with olive oil.
3
To roast the chicken in the Microwave Oven, press COMBINATION setting 3 times. Turn the dial and set the cooking time to 75 minutes. Press START/SET to begin cooking. Baste the chicken with its own juice every 15 minutes. At 45 minutes into the cooking time, add the vegetables.
4
After adding the vegetables, brush the honey glaze onto the chicken and continue glazing every 5 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked. Arrange the roasted chicken and festive baby vegetables on a serving platter.

Top-Tip

To check if cooked use a meat thermometer and pierce the thickest part of the chicken breast, internal temperature must be around 75 degrees C. Otherwise use a knife and pierce between the leg & body; if the juices run clear, the chicken is cooked.

Products used in recipe

Inverter Steam Grill Microwave Oven
NN-DS592BQPQ