Lemon and grapefruit make a mean marinade
The citric acid in these citrus fruits will soften, moisten and flavour the chicken pieces. Allow the chicken to marinate for one hour for maximum flavour. Placing slices of lemon right under the skin of the chicken injects a lemony punch of flavour straight into the flesh. Mix the juice of 2 lemons and 2 grapefruit, 3 finely chopped garlic cloves and marinate the chicken for 1 hour. Find the juicy citrus chicken recipe here.
Fennel and orange are flavour friends
The tang of the orange zest and juice is grounded by the earthiness of the fennel making for all-round amazing flavour. Thinly slice 1 fennel bulb, then place the fennel, 2 crushed garlic cloves and 2 thinly sliced orange rinds into the roasting pan along with the whole chicken. Try the fennel-and-orange roast chicken with sweet potato crisps recipe here.
Get under the skin
Place 1 thinly sliced lemon under the skin of 3 or 4 chicken breasts, season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper (if you have extra lemon slices place them under the breasts on a baking tray and grill. Find the lemon-grilled chicken with olive rice recipe here.
Lemon, maple syrup and apple cider baste
One of the easiest roast recipes you’ll ever make, plus the tart flavour from the lemon and the earthy (woody) flavour of the the syrup are a perfect flavour match. Simply mix the lemon juice, maple syrup and apple cider mixture, pour over the chicken and roast. Try the roast lemon, maple and cider chicken recipe here.