Healthy Roast Chicken Marinade

This recipe will go well with the following Gingin products: Free Range Whole Chicken

Healthy Roast Chicken Marinade

This is my take on a healthy 'takeaway' BBQ chicken – this marinade recipe is so simple and delicious you will never need to buy a pre-cooked, take away chicken again.

  • 1 whole chicken (preferably free-range or organic)
  • MARINADE INGREDIENTS (for one large chicken)
  • 50 g butter or macadamia nut oil (¼ cup)
  • 1 tbsp rice malt syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp sea salt – or to taste
  • Ground black pepper – to taste
  1. In a small bowl, mix the ingredients together until well combined.
  2. Baste your chicken all over with half of the mix.
  3. Place your chicken breast side up in a preheated oven or on a rotisserie if you have one.
  4. After 30 minutes of cooking, remove from the oven and baste again with the remaining marinade.
  5. Return to the oven and roast until the chicken is cooked to perfection.
  6. The time this takes will vary depending on the size of your chicken, but work off 30 minutes per 500gram at 180℃/350°F.
  7. Once cooked, rest the chicken for 5-10 minutes uncovered, then carve and enjoy!

Add lots of vegetables and also slices of lemon to your roasting dish too. You may also like to stuff your chook? I personally keep it quick and simple and wedge lemon pieces and any herbs I can rummage from my herb garden. A great option if you like to slow cook… for 8 hours on low, basting it with the marinade every 2-3 hours with great success. 

Main Course

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