Saffron, hazelnut and honey roasted chicken


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Ingredients 16
Servings 4
Time 1h10

Ingredients

  • 1
    red onion, chopped
  • 1
    white onion, chopped
  • 4
    Tbs
    olive oil
  • 1
    tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1
    tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • pinch
    saffron strands (large)
  • 1
    juice of 1 lemon
  • 4
    Tbs
    cold water
  • 2
    tsp
    coarse sea salt
  • 1
    tsp
    black pepper
  • 4
    free range chicken thighs (skin on)
  • 4
    free range drumsticks (skin on)
  • 100
    g
    raw hazelnuts
  • 70
    g
    raw honey
  • 2
    Tbs
    rosewater
  • 2
    spring onions, roughly chopped
 

Method

 

Combine the chopped onions, olive oil, ginger, cinnamon, saffron, lemon juice, water, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Add the chicken pieces and toss them well in the mixture. Cover and leave to marinate for at least an hour, but preferably overnight.

Preheat your oven to 190°C. Pop the hazelnuts on a baking tray and roast for 10 minutes until lightly golden. Allow to cool slightly, then chop and set aside.

Arrange the chicken pieces and marinade in a large roasting pan. (Chicken should be skin side up.) Roast for 35 minutes.

While the chicken is roasting combine the chopped hazelnuts, honey and rosewater in a bowl. Once the roasting time is up take the tray out of the oven and cover each piece of chicken with a generous spoonful of the nut mixture. Return the tray to the oven for a further 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

Sprinkle the spring onions over the chicken and serve.

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