Honey Mustard Glazed Chicken Roast

Its that time of the year again when you are just reminiscing about the months that went by and start looking forward to a brand new year and wish for everything to get better. You pull yourself together one more time and hope to make the best of the time you have. I am doing that too! Really looking forward to the coming year and making the most of it. Workwise i have been extremely lazy and i wish to change that for good. Like I keep going back to my favourite quote by the very wise his Holiness The Dalai Lama ” Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions” So on this note, I decided to make a Roast Chicken as its almost Christmas and I wanted to test the recipe one more time before I put it up on the blog. And I also put up the tree and decorated it pretty with all the little things that I have collected over the years. It felt good I must say.

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Now coming back to the roasted chicken it is again a very simple recipe. The marination is the key and the longer the marination the better. Simple flavours work best and a honey mustard glaze just adds to the taste. Add vegetables of your choice, i kept it simple with just onions and potatoes. Serve it with choice of your breads and your Christmas lunch is sorted.

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Honey Mustard Glazed Chicken Roast
Recipe type: continental
 
Tray bake Roast chicken with a honey and mustard glaze.
Ingredients
  • Whole chicken - 1 medium sized. I used the one with skin on
  • Olive oil - 4 tbsp
  • Ginger and garlic paste - 2 tbsp
  • White pepper - to taste
  • Salt - to taste
  • Chopped dill leaves - a handful - optional. you could use any fresh herb of your choice.
  • Juice of 1 big lime
  • A few whole onions and potatoes
  • For the glaze :
  • Dijon Mustard paste - 1 tbsp
  • Honey - 1tbsp
  • Olive oil - 1 tbsp
Instructions
  1. Clean and pat the whole chicken dry.
  2. Make a marinade with the olive oil,ginger garlic paste,salt,pepper, lime juice and chopped dill leaves.
  3. Rub this mixture nicely all over the chicken. Add the potatoes and onions also into the mixture Let it rest overnight in the fridge.
  4. Just before you put it in the oven, rub the honey mustard mix all over the chicken.
  5. Grill in the oven for 40 mins at 200 deg for the first 30 mins and then at 175 deg C for the remaining 10 mins.
  6. Keep glazing the chicken at regular intervals for that lovely colour.
 

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