Vanilla & Maple Glazed Chicken

This golden roast chicken is glazed with smoky maple, and a subtle hint of vanilla. The two flavours work absolutely perfectly with the succulent, savoury chicken.

Prep:
10mins
Cook:
1 hour + 20 mins
Serves:
4-6

Ingredients

  1. 1.5kg free range chicken, rinsed and patted dry
  2. Freshly ground salt and pepper
  3. ½ fresh orange
  4. 1/3 cup Queen Pure Maple Syrup
  5. 1 ½ teaspoons Queen Organic Vanilla Bean Paste
  6. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  7. 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  8. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  9. ¼ teaspoon dried chilli flakes

Method

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

  2. Step 2

    Season the chicken with salt and pepper, then place ½ orange into the body cavity. Place whole chicken into a roasting tin and roast for 60 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, combine maple syrup, vanilla bean paste, olive oil, vinegar, thyme and chilli in a small bowl and whisk until well combined.

  4. Step 4

    Meanwhile, combine maple syrup, vanilla bean paste, olive oil, vinegar, thyme and chilli in a small bowl and whisk until well combined.

  5. Step 5

    Brush 1/3 of the glaze over the chicken and roast for a further 10 minutes, repeat two more times with the remaining glaze until the chicken is golden brown and shiny.

  6. Step 6

    Remove from the oven and rest for 5 minutes before carving the chicken. Serve immediately drizzled generously with the pan juices.