Herb marinated chicken

Herby Chicken

Serves 6

  • 1 spatchcocked higher-welfare chicken, about 1.6kg, or 6 chicken breasts

  • 1 bunch summer savory

  • 1 bunch fresh rosemary

  • 8 cloves garlic, skins left on

  • 8 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 thumb-sized piece fresh root ginger

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 lemons, washed and thinly sliced

  • 2 glasses Chardonnay

Open out the carcass like a book, press flat and place in a roasting tray. In a pestle and mortar or with a rolling pin and a metal bowl, bash and bruise the flavour out of the herbs, squash in the garlic cloves and pour in the olive oil. Mix and rub all over the chicken then lay it out flat, skin-side up, and grate over half the ginger.



If you have time, leave it for a couple of hours to marinate.



Preheat your oven to 220°C/425°F/gas 7. Season the chicken well after marinating and place it in the preheated over for 30 minutes. Remove and lay the lemon slices over the chicken, then grate the rest of the ginger all over. Tilt the tray and spoon over all the lovely cooking oils before adding the wine to the tray and cooking for another 20 minutes or until nice and golden and cooked through – the juices should run clear. Alternatively, you can use chicken breasts and cook in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.



Remove from the oven and rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information

Herb marinated chicken

With ginger, garlic and lemon

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This quick and easy marinated chicken is perfect for barbecues or just a tasty, easy dinner anytime
Serves 6
1h (plus marinating and resting time)
Super easy
Method



Open out the carcass like a book, press flat and place in a roasting tray. In a pestle and mortar or with a rolling pin and a metal bowl, bash and bruise the flavour out of the herbs, squash in the garlic cloves and pour in the olive oil. Mix and rub all over the chicken then lay it out flat, skin-side up, and grate over half the ginger.

If you have time, leave it for a couple of hours to marinate.

Preheat your oven to 220°C/425°F/gas 7. Season the chicken well after marinating and place it in the preheated over for 30 minutes. Remove and lay the lemon slices over the chicken, then grate the rest of the ginger all over. Tilt the tray and spoon over all the lovely cooking oils before adding the wine to the tray and cooking for another 20 minutes or until nice and golden and cooked through – the juices should run clear. Alternatively, you can use chicken breasts and cook in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven and rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 535
    27%
  • Carbs 4.4g
    2%
  • Sugar 3.2g 4%
  • Fat 37.6g 54%
  • Saturates 8.6g 43%
  • Protein 34.1g 76%
Of an adult's reference intake

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