Perfect Roast Chicken

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Have you somehow been given the responsibility of Christmas dinner this year? Have no fear, our perfect roast chicken recipe is here!


50g Butter
1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
1 teaspoon Ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon Saffron
1 Orange
1 Whole chicken
3 Onions
3 Rosemary sprigs


Preheat the oven to 200C or 180C for fan assisted ovens. In a bowl, combine the butter, cumin seeds, coriander, saffron, chicken seasoning, salt and pepper to taste and the zest of one orange. Rub the mixture all over the chicken.

Place the chicken on to a roasting tray a long with the onion and rosemary, place in the oven to roast for 80 minutes (bast the chicken with the cooking juices 3 times while cooking). Remove from the oven once roasted and set aside for 15 minutes before carving.

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