Duchy beer glazed roast chicken

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes, plus marinating
  • Cooking time: 75 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes, plus marinating 60 minutes 20 minutes

Serves: 4


1 Duchy Originals From Waitrose Organic British Chicken, about 1.2kg
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tbsp clear honey
½ tsp sweet paprika
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
300ml Duchy Originals From Waitrose Organic Golden Ale


1. Place the chicken in a shallow dish. Mix together the oil, garlic, honey, paprika, vinegar and seasoning with 3 tbsp of the beer. Pour over the chicken and rub into the skin. Cover and leave to marinate for 30 minutes.

2. Preheat the oven to 180ºC, gas mark 4. Transfer the chicken to a roasting tin, pour the beer around it and cook according to pack instructions (about 1 hour for a 1.2kg bird), basting regularly until the chicken juices run clear when a thigh is pierced with a skewer. Leave to rest for 5 minutes then carve and serve with the pan juices.