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Marmite Chicken


No that’s not a typo, I do mean marmite! And only four ingredients.

The boys love Nigella Lawson’s recipe for marmite pasta so we thought we could maybe adapt it to make a chicken seasoning.

The reason for using marmite instead of vegemite is that it is gluten free,  for those of you who don’t know, marmite is from the UK and vegemite is an Australian staple. Feel free to show your allegiance to which ever you prefer.

Serves 6.


80g butter, melted

2 tablespoons marmite

1.5kg chicken pieces, I use wings and thighs, bone in and skin on

freshly ground pepper


Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Centigrade. Line two baking trays with baking parchment.

Melt the butter, I use the microwave, and add the marmite, mix well.

Brush each piece of chicken with the marinade and place on the prepared baking sheets, skin side up.

Grind over a good dose of pepper and pop in the oven.

Bake for 45-50mims, basting regularly.