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Roast Chicken With Smoked Garlic Butter


I was in smoked food heaven this week when I found smoked garlic in my local green grocer!

If you can’t find smoked garlic just make this with regular garlic, the taste is still amazing and the pan juices, well, you’ll want to dip the potatoes or bread in those! Pour off the fat and keep it for making roast potatoes another time.

Serves 6.


1.6kg chicken

3 large cloves smoked garlic

2 teaspoons smoked salt flakes or regular salt flakes

1/2 teaspoon peppercorns

100g butter at room temperature

1kg baby potatoes


In a large mortar and pestle, crush the garlic, salt and peppercorns, add the butter and mix very well.

Take the chicken and using poultry shears, remove the spine, flip the chicken over and push firmly on the breasts to flatten.

Using your fingers, loosen the skin over the breasts, thighs and legs.

Using a teaspoon or I use a sundae spoon, take small amounts of the butter and spoon it under the skin then using your fingers on the outside, massage it all over the meat.

Use around two thirds of the butter under the skin and then rub the remaining butter over the outside of the skin.

While your hands are all buttery, take each potato and rub it with you buttery hands before spreading them around the pan.

Allow to marinade for 2-24 hours.

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Centigrade.

Pop the chicken and potatoes in the oven and bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes, baste, turn the potatoes and return to the oven for a further 30 minutes, baste and turn again and bake for another 15-20 minutes.

Allow to rest for 20 minutes before serving.

Chipotle Chilli and Lime Chicken Wings


These wings are very, very popular in our house, possibly because the boys are allowed to eat them with their fingers but even the fussiest, non spicy food eater, loves them!

I remove the tips from the wings, I get great satisfaction from chopping them with my cleaver! Also, they look a little neater!

If you don’t have smoked salt just use regular and these wings happily cook on the barbecue too.

Serves 4-5.


1.8-2kg chicken wings

3 chipotle chilli in adobe sauce, sauce included

1 lime, zest and juice

2 tomatoes

2 cloves garlic

1 teaspoon smoked salt flakes

1 tablespoon brown sugar


Combine all of the ingredients and allow to marinade for 12-24 hours.

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Centigrade.

Line a large baking tray with baking parchment.

Lay the wings on the tray, you may need two trays as you don’t want to over crowd them.

Bake in the oven for 25mins, remove and baste with the juices and the leftover marinade.

Return to the oven, baste regularly for a further 20-25 mins.

Remove from the oven and brush the wings again with the pan juices before serving.