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Roast Chicken with Sage, Lemon Grass & Ginger - Serves 4

Roast Chicken with Sage, Lemon Grass & Ginger

If you don't like lemon grass or ginger then substitute it with sage and onion stuffing. Lemons or orange. The addition of the flora in the mixture help the basting of the bird when cooked.

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Roast chicken with a twist. This is a delicious alternative for your Christmas dinner.

Method

1. Crush the lemon grass and chop roughly along with the sage and ginger. Combine these together with a flora, honey and seasoning.

2. Carefully using your fingers to create a cavety between the skin and breast meat. Then push this mixture into the space with your fingers.

3. Reshape the breast and brush with melted flora and season again.

4. Place into a hot pre heated oven at 190°c for about 1½ hours.

5. Then remove from the oven and allow to rest before using.

6. Form the roasting tray you can make a wonderful gravy from the basting juices that come from the bird and marinade.

7. Serve these with my Provençale roast potatoes or even a plain boiled rice and salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 Whole chicken approximately 1½ kg
  • 10 Fresh sage leaves
  • 2 Stems lemon grass
  • 1 Piece (4cm) fresh ginger root
  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • 1 Tblspn Flora
  • 1 tblspn Clear honey

Cooking time: 90 minutes