Chicken in Honey
No, your eyes are not deceiving you, you are reading correctly! One of the ingredients of the stuffing is the popular macaroon! This dish is characterized by a harmonious balance between sweet and sour! Cook with patience and baste with tender love!
- 1 3 1/2 lb chicken
- 2 pinches fresh ground black pepper
- 1 cup crumbled macaroons (buy the cheap ones)
- salt and pepper, to season
- 1 cup ground almonds
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1/2 cup melted butter
Preheat oven to 180°C
Combine the macaroons, almonds, and beaten egg and season with basil and a pinch of black pepper.
Season the cavity of a chicken with salt and pepper and stuff with almond mixture.
Sew or skewer the vents and truss the wings and legs close to body.
Prick the skin with tines of a fork and rub it with mixture of oil and honey.
Roast the chicken in the oven, basting frequently with melted butter and pan juices.
Cook for about 1 1/2 hours or until tender.