Honey Roasted Chicken with Spicy Fried Potatoes

clock 20 minutes + 1 hour 30 minutes bowl Serves 4


  • 1.5 kg whole chicken
  • 2 Tbsp honey, warmed
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • Salt and pepper, to season
  • Spicy fried potatoes
  • 1 kg baby new potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp Italian parsley, finely chopped
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  • 1. Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced). Rinse chicken under cold water, then pat dry inside and out with a paper towel. Tuck wings under chicken and tie legs together with kitchen string.

  • 2. In a small bowl combine honey, oil, garlic, spices and oregano. Place chicken in an oiled medium roasting pan; rub honey mixture over chicken. Pour the water into the pan, add lemon and season.

  • 3. Roast chicken for 1 hour (covering any parts that are overbrowning with oiled foil) or until juices run clear when a skewer is inserted into the thickest part of the thigh.

  • 4. Meanwhile, make spicy fried potatoes. Place potatoes in a large saucepan, add enough cold water to just cover and bring to the boil. Boil for 6 minutes or until almost tender (cooking time will vary depending on the size of the potatoes). Drain; leave to cool and dry completely in a colander.

  • 5. About 15 minutes before chicken is cooked, heat oil in a large frying pan; cook potatoes, spices, garlic and cumin seeds, turning occasionally for 15 minutes or until potatoes are browned. Stir in

  • lemon zest and parsley; season to taste.

  • 6. Serve honey-roasted chicken with spicy fried potatoes.


  • • Energy 3638Kj • Protein 82g • Total Fat 43g • Saturated Fat 12g • Carbohydrates 35g • Sugars 11g • Sodium 830mg

  • Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation

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