Spice Rubbed Flattened Roast Chicken

Dinner

This Moroccan-inspired roast chicken will become your new favourite Sunday night dinner. Making the whole meal in a roasting pan means you can just pop it in the oven and forget about it!

  • Total Preparation Time: 80 Minutes minutes

6 Servings

Rating: 4 Stars

Ingredients

2 2 Green Onions, Roughly Chopped
2 2 Carrots, Scrubbed and sliced
1 lb500 gPotatoes, Baby
1/2 tsp2 mLSalt And Freshly Ground Pepper
2 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
2 tsp10 mLCumin, ground
1 tbsp15 mLGinger, freshly minced
1/3 cup75 mLGAY LEA - Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables
1 1 Whole Chicken, about 2 1/2 to 3 lb (1.2 to 1.5 kg)
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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Blend Spreadables butter with ginger, lemon zest, cumin, garlic, salt and pepper until well combined; set aside.
  2. Place chicken, back-side-up, with neck facing away on a cutting board. Use a chef's knife or poultry shears to cut along each side of the backbone. Remove and discard backbone. Turn chicken over; turn legs drumsticks inward and press on breastbone to flatten. Place chicken, cut-side-down in a roasting pan.
  3. Melt 3 tbsp (45 mL) butter mixture; toss with potatoes, carrots, parsnips and green onions. Scatter around chicken.
  4. Carefully loosen skin over breast meat, legs and thighs using fingertips. Spread remaining butter mixture evenly under and over skin of chicken.
  5. Roast, basting occasionally, for 60 to 75 minutes (or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165°F/74°C in thigh and breast meat).
  6. Cover and rest for 10 minutes. Carve chicken into portions and serve with vegetables.

Tips:

  • Use Spreadables Butter, Original flavour instead of the Cinnamon & Brown Sugar for an equally delicious roast.
  • Replace the roasted vegetables with hot, prepared couscous or rice tossed with the melted butter mixture.

 

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Ingredients

2 2 Green Onions, Roughly Chopped
2 2 Carrots, Scrubbed and sliced
1 lb500 gPotatoes, Baby
1/2 tsp2 mLSalt And Freshly Ground Pepper
2 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
2 tsp10 mLCumin, ground
1 tbsp15 mLGinger, freshly minced
1/3 cup75 mLGAY LEA - Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables
1 1 Whole Chicken, about 2 1/2 to 3 lb (1.2 to 1.5 kg)
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