Monday, 7 May 2012

Orange Ginger Honey Glaze for Roast Chicken

Are you thinking to do something a little different with your next roast chicken?

Try this spring inspired fresh idea.  An Orange Ginger Honey Glaze

I wanted to do something different and with a bowl of lemons, my usual go to for roast chicken...limes and oranges, I decided to try something that I thought sounded a little funky (in a good way).

Slice one large orange into quarters.  Sprinkle salt, rosemary and fresh cracked pepper on a cutting board and drag each segment through the seasoning mixture.  Toss all orange segments into the cavity of the chicken, giving a few of them a little squeeze when throwing them in.

Orange Ginger Honey Glaze

Juice a second orange, remove any seeds and set aside.  Grate a 1 inch piece of fresh ginger and add to orange juice.  Squeeze in a tablespoon of honey, mix well.

Roast your chicken, breast side down in your baking dish with a mixture of a 1/4 cup fresh orange juice and a 1/4 cup water.  I know this seems against the grain, but the chicken will cook nicely, brown nicely and the breast will not only be the juiciest ever, but they will have that wonderful citrus, ginger flavor with a hint of rosemary.  This is especially great for those who remove and don't eat the skin from the breast anyway : )

While you are roasting your chicken, brush the entire bird on occasion with the glaze you created with the juice, ginger and honey as you would your turkey : ) 


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