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Baked Chicken Kiev For an Easy Roast Chicken Recipe

Roast chicken with kiev butter

Published: August 17, 2019 at 12:02 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + resting
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Smother a whole chicken in garlicky, lemony butter and roast for an easy, flavour-packed family meal

  • Gluten free
Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal669
fat52.8g
saturates25.6g
carbs1.1g
sugars0.4g
fibre0.6g
protein46.9g
salt0.4g
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Try this twist on a roast chicken, then check out our easy roast chicken and chicken kiev.


*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards

Ingredients

  • 1.5kg whole chicken
  • for drizzling oil

KIEV BUTTER

  • 150g unsalted butter, softened
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ a small bunch flat-leaf parsley
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ground to make ¼ tsp black peppercorns

Method

  • STEP 1
    Put all of the ingredients for the butter into a food processor with some salt and whizz until smooth.
  • STEP 2
    Use your hands to make a pocket for the butter by gently prying the skin away from the meat, starting from the neck end. Push the butter underneath the skin in a thick, even layer. Generously season the outside of the chicken and drizzle with a little oil. Leave covered at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • STEP 3
    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the chicken into a roasting tin and cook for 1 hour 15 minutes, basting twice during cooking, or until the juices run clear when pierced at the thickest point. Move onto a plate and cover with foil. Rest for 20 minutes then serve with the resting juices and butter.
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