Recipe: Easter Spring Chicken

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A succulent variation on an old favorite that’s both easy and economical.


  • 1 x 3lb (1.36kg) roasting chicken
  • 3oz butter
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic granules
  • 4 rashers rindless streaky bacon
  • one and a half tsp. Italian seasoning
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Preheat oven to 375F, Gas Mark 5, 190C
    2. Blend together the seasoning, garlic granules and softened butter
    3. Carefully lift the skin on the chicken breast with a sharp knife and spread half the butter mixture underneath
    4. Prick the thighs and breast flesh with a fork and rub in a little of the butter mixture and place the remaining mixture inside the bird
    5. Place the chicken in a roasting tin and cover the breast with bacon rashers
    6. Cover with foil and cook for one and a half to two hours, or until tender, basting frequently
    7. 15 minutes before the end of cooking time remove the foil and brown the bacon


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