Roast lemon, maple and cider chicken

Roast lemon, maple and cider chicken

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • 15 minutes
  • 1½ hours
  • Jordan Chardonnay 2015


  • 1 whole free-range chicken
  • 1 T butter
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • ¾ cup maple syrup

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 160°C.

Rub the chicken with butter and season with salt and pepper. Place in a roasting pan.

Place the lemons and garlic in the pan, then pour over the apple cider and maple syrup.

Roast for 1–1½ hours, or until cooked through and golden brown.

Cook’s note: Serve with creamy mashed potatoes. You can replace the cider with verjuice for a non-alcoholic version.

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