Sage & lime roast chicken
Waitrose and Partners

Sage & lime roast chicken

    Gluten free
  • Serves4
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook1 hr 15 mins
  • Total time1 hr 30 mins
  • Plusresting

Ingredients

  • 6 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp sea salt flakes
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 unwaxed lime, zested and halved
  • 20g fresh sage, leaves and stalks separated
  • 50g salted butter, softened
  • 1 whole chicken (about 1.5kg)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC, gas mark 6. Using a pestle and mortar, crush the (peeled) garlic, salt and pepper to a paste. Add the lime zest and ½ the sage leaves, then crush again. Transfer this to a bowl with the butter and mix until combined.

  2. Carefully push the butter under the skin of the chicken, rubbing it all over. Put a few of the sage leaves under the skin of the chicken (on top of the butter). Put the lime halves and sage stalks in the cavity. Scatter a little extra salt over the chicken.

  3. Roast for about 1 hour 15 minutes, basting the chicken with the juices halfway through. Check it is done by inserting a small knife into the thickest part of the chicken thigh; the juices should run clear and no pink meat should remain. Leave to rest for 15 minutes, then serve with roast vegetables and the remaining sage leaves fried in a little hot oil until crisp, if liked.

Nutritional

Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe

Energy

1,679kJ/ 402kcals

Fat

23g

Saturated Fat

10g

Carbohydrates

0.9g

Sugars

0g

Fibre

0g

Protein

47g

Salt

1.2g