Cider-brined chicken with prunes, chestnuts and baby onions

An excellent Christmas option if you don’t want to cook a turkey. It’s as bronze as a footballer’s WAG (the brine, because it contains sugar, means that the skin becomes a good deep colour) and looks glorious. Some farmers produce really big chickens for Christmas and Easter: Fosse Meadows have …

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Weekend Recipe: Chriskitch’s roast chicken

CHICKEN BROWN SUGAR BALSAMIC VINEGAR CHILLI ROSEMARY This mix uses equal amounts of balsamic and sugar, so the sweet tart taste balances beautifully in the crisp, caramelized crust that forms on the skin. Because there is so much balsamic, the quality is really important here. Use the good stuff. Fresh rosemary, a whopping great big bunch, is also key …

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