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Festive Roast Chicken

Looking for a tasty take on a classic Christmas meal? We’ve got your back! Try out this mouthwatering festive roast chicken recipe – we promise that the whole family will love it.


1 ½ cups frozen

cranberries (thawed)

¼ cup brown sugar

1 kg chicken pieces

(bone in/skin on)

6 garlic cloves minced

Salt and Pepper

1 ½ tbsp rosemary

1 ½ tsp paprika

Olive oil

1 Lemon

2 tbsp white wine vinegar

1 onion cut into wedges

2 celery stalks chopped

½ cup chicken stock

Rosemary (fresh) to garnish

Festive Roast Chicken - Christmas RecipesMethod

Combine cranberries and brown sugar in a bowl. Set aside.

Using a paper towel, pat dry the chicken pieces. Mix the garlic, rosemary and paprika together, then rub mixture all over the chicken including under the skin. Season with salt and pepper.

Mix together olive oil, white wine vinegar and the juice of one lemon (don’t throw away the squeezed halves) in a large bowl. Add the chicken, celery, onions and used lemon halves, combine and set aside to marinate for 15 minutes.

Preheat oven to 220 degrees. Heat oil in a pan and brown chicken skin on a medium to high heat for approximately five minutes each side. Place chicken, the chicken mix, cranberries and chicken stock in a greased baking pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.


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